TODAY’S PATENT – PROTECTIVE GARMENT
The PROTECTIVE GARMENT was invented by Andrew Robert England Kerr (Birmingham B68 0B7) on the 25th of July 2006 , bearing patent number US7080411B2.
The present invention relates to a garment comprising body armor. Such a garment might be worn by a member of the armed forces, police and so on. A protective body garment is provided including a vest having a body with arm holes, the vest having an internal surface and an external surface, and a front that, when worn, is adjacent to a wearer’s chest and stomach, sides that, when worn, are adjacent to the wearer’s sides, a back that, when worn, is adjacent to the wearer’s back, and a pair of shoulders that, when worn, are above the wearer’s shoulders.
There is provided a protective body garment comprising penetration resistant armor, a gas inflatable bag and inflation means for inflating the bag to provide buoyancy to a wearer of the garment when immersed in water, characterized in that the bag is arranged for extending between the armor and the wearer’s body when the garment is being worn and the garment is such as to minimize harm to the wearer by pressure on the wearer’s body when the bag is inflated by limiting said pressure