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1. (WO1989012797) ARMORING SYSTEM FOR PROTECTIVE BODY COVERS

Pub. No.:    WO/1989/012797    International Application No.:    PCT/US1988/002052
Publication Date: Dec 28, 1989 International Filing Date: Jun 21, 1988
IPC: A61B 19/04
F41H 1/00
Applicants: JONES, J., Paul
Inventors: JONES, J., Paul
Title: ARMORING SYSTEM FOR PROTECTIVE BODY COVERS
Abstract:
A system for providing metallic armor protection for flexible body covers, such as gloves or finger cots, to prevent accidental cutting or piercing of the wearer by sharp instruments, such as scalpels or hypodermic needles. The flexible elastomer material (1) that is used for the protective cover is provided with small closely spaced projections (2), on which overlapping circular metal discs (3, 4) are impaled. The overlapping metallic discs are free to move over each other to allow total flexibility; and the small round ended (6) elastomer projections provide excellent friction to grasp smooth metallic objects, and transmit the sense of touch.