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Publication numberUS1317305 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1919
Filing dateJun 25, 1918
Priority dateJun 25, 1918
Publication numberUS 1317305 A, US 1317305A, US-A-1317305, US1317305 A, US1317305A
InventorsUriah C Miller
Original AssigneeUriah C Miller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1317305 A
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APPLicATloN F1LED1uNE25. 191s.

Patented Sept. 30, 1919.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented sept. so, i919.

Application led .Tune 25, 1918. Serial No.'241,801.

To all whom it may concern.' v'

Be it known that I, URIAH C. MILLER, aL citizen of the United States, residing at Waurika, in the county of Jefferson and State of vGklahoma, have invented a new and useful Knee-Pad, of which the following is a specification.

The subject of this invention is a kneepad intended for use by the agriculturalist, though the same may be used to advantage by those engaged in other occupations.

The main object of the invention is the provision of a knee-pad which will support and protect the knee of one whose occupation requires that he go-upon his knees in order to perform his labors, such as the cot ton picker, berry picker, and those engaged in many other lines of endeavor.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a pneumatic pad.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a reinforced pad. Y

The invention also contemplates generally improving the construction and enhancing the utility of kneeepads.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in theprecise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

A practical embodiment of the invention is shown in the Aaccompanying drawing, wherein z- Figure 1 is a front end elevation of a knee-pad constructed in accordance with the invention;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same;

Fig. 3 is a transverse section of the device; Y.

Fig. 4 is a vertical longitudinal section.

Referring to the drawing by numerals of reference ln carrying out the invention thereis provided a substantially semi-cylindrical membery 1, formed of continuous, spaced inner and outer walls, as seen most clearly in Figs. 3 and 4f. A plaited filler 2 is placed between the inner and outer walls to which it is connected by stitching or otherwise, and the plaits of this filler extend longitudinally of the device. Any suitable material may be used'for the member 1 and the filler 2, but the same are preferably made of cloth, and the cloth forming the walls of the member 1y is rubberized or otherwise rendered air tight.

An ordinary valve 3 is provided` and is in communication with the interior of the member 1 to permit air to be forced into the member so as to inflate the same. rI`his may be done by means of the ordinary small hand pump, not shown, or in any other manner.

A sheetof rubber 1 or the like, is secured to the under surface of the member 1 and serves to protect and reinforce the same` and a portion ofthe sheet is turned up to form a head for the forward end of the semi-cylindrical member, as seen most clearly in Figs. 1, 2 andt. The provision of a head or closure at the forward end of the member 1 serves to retain the member in suitable position with respect to the knee of the user and prevents the pad from sliding back as the yuser moves forward upon his knees.

Straps 4 are secured to the vmember 1 in any suitablemanner, and these straps may be reinforced by the retaining straps 5. The straps i are adapted to be engaged and held by buckles 6 which are secured to the opposite edge of the member 1 by means of the retaining straps 7, which are secured by Y rubberyglue'or otherwise, to the member. These straps are buckled about the vcalf of the leg of the user of the pads and retain the pads in position.

1t will be seen that these pads not only protect the knees from wear due to the rough surfaces over which one is compelled to move, but also act as a cushion for the knee, and support it in comparative ease and comfort.

Having thus described the invention,

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what is claimed as new' and sought by Let- In testimony that I claim the foregoing ters Patent, isz-,- Y Y as my own I have hereto ztxed my signa.- A knee pad, consisting Yof .an inflatable ture n the presence of tWo Witnesses. 1

I I membeyymeansfor 'securing said.kk member, f URIAH "C, MlLLER;

5 and tvllerA-n `'said member` eomposed of Witnesses: Y Y f longitudinal plats Whose edges rest against v vJAMES, HgWEBB,

Vthe nnerwalls ofthesaid Inenzlber. v 1 y BURTON L. vDoGoET'l.

Copie; of this patent'my be` obtained'forr veeents egch, by addessinlgthe Commissioner ofyatents.

Washington; LD'. C.

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US4642814 *Nov 1, 1985Feb 17, 1987Godfrey Jerry WAthletic padding
US4905320 *Nov 10, 1988Mar 6, 1990Squyers Jr Thomas LProtective body support
U.S. Classification2/24
International ClassificationA41D13/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/0568, A41D13/065
European ClassificationA41D13/05P2C, A41D13/06B