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Publication numberUS2031622 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 25, 1936
Filing dateApr 10, 1935
Priority dateApr 10, 1935
Publication numberUS 2031622 A, US 2031622A, US-A-2031622, US2031622 A, US2031622A
InventorsJohn S Walker
Original AssigneeJohn S Walker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Knee pad
US 2031622 A
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Feb 259 J. s. WALKER 2,031,622

KNEE PAD Filed April 1o, 1955 2 sheetsneet 1 cjriwz zgan.

AT'ILORNEY WITNESS Feb. 25, 1936. J, s. WALKER 2,031,622

KNEE PAD Filed April lo, 1935 2 sheets-sheet 2 ATTORN EY WITNESS Patented Feb. 25, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT YOFFICE.

Claims.

The invention relates to knee pads and more especially to knee rests and protectors.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character, wherein `5 the knee of auser will be protected. in the wearing thereof for any type of work requiring kneeling; such as, floor finishers, plumbers, tile setters, roofers, carpet layers, housemaids, etc., the device in its entirety being of novel construction.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character, wherein the pad proper carries a saddle for accommodating the knee, the said saddle being suitably lined to avoid discomfort to a wearer or injury to the knee cap or leg and the wearer may walk freely or assume a standing position without derangement of the pad when in this position.

A further object cf the invention isthe provision of a device of this character, wherein the construction thereof assures absolute protection to the knee of the wearer from all sharp or rough surfaces or from hot surfaces where the knee is in danger of being injured or bruised from weight.

A still further object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character, which is extremely simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and efcient in its operation, strong, durable, readily and easily applied to and removed from a wearer and inexpensive to manufacture.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which disclose 35 the preferred embodiment of the invention and pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view through the device constructed in accordance with the invention and applied to the leg of a wearer and illustrated in kneeling position.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the device when the leg is straight.

Figure 3 is a sectional View on the line 33 45 of Figure l looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 4 is a front elevation.

Figure 5 is a side elevation showing the leg in kneeling position.

Figure 6 is a front elevation of a slight modication.

Figure 7 is a side elevation thereof.

Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several Views in the drawings.

Referring to the drawings in detail, particularly Figures 1 to 5, inclusive, the device which constitutes va knee rest or pad, comprises sections I and II, respectively, these preferably being made from metal although the same may be made from any other suitable material satisfying the requirements in the use of the device. The section IIJy has its body curved or shaped in conformity with the conformation of the knee at the cap thereof and interiorly of this body Ill is a fibrous lining or a felt pad I2 covering a major portion thereof and adapted to have contact with theknee of the wearer of the device when in kneeling position, the body I0 being formed with the tapered ends I3 these pivoted at I4 exteriorly to the section II. This section Il has a shape approximating the conformation of the fore part of the leg below the knee cap and carries within the same a saddle or hammock I5 provided with a lining I6 in the form of a pad or a soft covering for contact directly with the leg so that when the leg is in kneeling position this saddle or hammock I5 will be occupied thereby. The section II has formed therein a central opening I1 for accommodating a calk I8 which is the tread member of the pad or rest it being held in place by the saddle or hammock I5 although it may be otherwise xedly held. The calk I8 is preferably made from resilient material although it may be otherwise constructed.

The pivot I4 is in the form lof a separable fastener and is selectively engageable in spaced holes I9 as provided in the section II at each side thereof so that the section I0 can be adjusted or regulated with respect to the section I I according to the requirements of the wear of the device.

Formed on the sectionl is an upstanding loutwardly tapered extension 20 through which is laced at the slots 2| therein a leg embracing band 22 it having suitable separable connectors 23 for the fastening of the band 22 about the leg or its removal therefrom.

The section I I has the outwardly tapered end portions 24 with which is connected a leg embracing band 25 carrying separable fasteners 26. This band is also adapted to embrace the leg and by these straps 22 and 25 the device is made secure upon the leg of the wearer.

The device in the wearing position thereof both when kneeling and standing erect is clearly disclosed in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings.

In Figures 6 and 7 of the drawings there is shown a slight modification wherein the section 21 which is similar to the section I I has at the fore upper part thereof a slot 28 accommodating a hanger strap 29 through which is trained the leg embracing strap 30, the section l0 being entirely eliminated in this modified form of device.

What is claimed is:

1. A device of the kind described, comprising a rigid body section having an opening therein, a calk tted Within the body section and extending through the opening, a saddle hung within the body section and holding the calk in the opening and means for detachably securing the body section to a leg to have the same rest within the saddle next to the knee cap of said leg.

2. A device of the kind described, comprising a rigid body section having an opening therein, a calk tted within the body section and extending through the opening, a saddle hung within the body section and holding the calk in the opening, means for detachably securing the body section to a leg to have the same rest within the saddle next to the knee cap of said leg and a cushioning lining fitted Within the saddle.

3. A device of the kind described, comprising a rigid body section having an opening therein, a calk fitted Within the body section` and extending through the opening, a saddle hung within the body section and holding the calk in the opening, means for detachably securing the body section to a leg to have the same rest within the saddle next to the knee cap of said leg, a cushioning lining fitted Within the saddle, a knee cap protective section swingingly connected with the body section and Working exteriorly thereof and means for strapping the last-named section to the leg.

4. A device of the kind described, comprising a rigid body section having an opening therein, a calk tted within the body section and extending through the opening, a saddle hung within the body section and holding the calk in the opening, means for detachably securing the body section to a leg to have the same rest within the saddle next to the knee cap of said leg, a cushioning lining fitted Within the saddle, a knee cap protective section sWingingly connected with the body section and Working exteriorly thereof, means for strapping the last-named section to the leg, and linkage between the said sections.

5. A device of the kind described, comprising a rigid body section having an opening therein, a calk fitted Within the body section and extending through the opening, a saddle hung within the body section and holding the calkin the opening, means for detachably securing the body section to a leg to have the same rest within the saddle next to the knee cap of said leg, a cushioning lining fitted Within ther saddle, a knee cap protective section swingingly connected with the body section and Working exteriorly thereof, means for strapping the last-named section to the leg, linkage between the said sections and a cushioning lining carried by the last-named section.

JOHN S. WALKER.

Referenced by
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US3465365 *Dec 15, 1967Sep 9, 1969Billy J JonesKneepad
US4490855 *Jun 10, 1983Jan 1, 1985Figgie International Inc.Knee pad
US4593416 *Dec 7, 1984Jun 10, 1986Figgie International Inc.Knee pad
US5455969 *Jan 24, 1994Oct 10, 1995Knee-Pro Industries, Inc.Multi-purpose improved hinged knee protector
US5915529 *May 7, 1997Jun 29, 1999Rollerblade, Inc.Joint guard
US20150121599 *Dec 13, 2011May 7, 2015Mattias TjärnströmLower Leg Supporting Device and Knee Protecting Device
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/24
International ClassificationA41D13/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/0568, A41D13/065
European ClassificationA41D13/05P2C, A41D13/06B