TODAY’S PATENT – LEG PROTECTOR
The LEG PROTECTOR was invented by Mike C. F. Chen (Taipei Hsien) on the 3rd of June 1997 , bearing patent number US5634211A.
The present invention relates to a leg protector and, in particular, to such a leg protector for use by baseball or softball catchers or umpires.
The leg protector of the present invention mainly consists of a leg guard, a knee guard, a main guard portion and a padding portion, the main guard portion comprising a plurality of small guard panels which are each provided with a plurality of holes, so that respective guard panels are connected with another by means of a plurality of connecting plates and the buttons provided on the connecting plates. The leg protector of the present invention is light in weight due to the fact that the leg guard, knee guard and small guard panels are formed of rigid and impact-resistant plastic material and the padding portion is made of foam. When being hit by a fast flying ball, the impact force is first offset and dispersed by the guard panels, then transmitted into the foam of the padding portion, and finally absorbed