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1. (WO2007011145) TAEKWONDO PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR TRANSMITTING AN ELECTRONIC SCORE
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TITLE
TAEKWONDO PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR TRANSMITTING AN ELECTRONIC SCORE

TECHNICAL FIELD
The present invention relates to a taekwondo protective equipment for transmitting an electronic score, and in particular to a taekwondo protective equipment for transmitting an electronic score wherein a taekwondo is a national sport as well as Olympic main item, but it can not to cause to excite spectators's interest and can cause to make a dispute on discrimination of right and wrong because of non-scientific judgement system of a taekwondo sport depending on only a judge's physical eyes and ears, and in such situation having a structual weakness the taekwondo protective equipment for transmitting an electronic score is capable of being adopted to an electronic discrimination system to solve the structual weakness and to make sure of a justice wherein the taekwondo protective equipment is a basic protective equipment and includes a body protective equipment and a head protective equipment, socks for a taekwondo sport, and gloves for a taekwondo sport according to admit a blow technique of the knuckles, and also these all has an adaption to a sensing device functioning as an electronic tag capable of inputting and outputing an accurately and fast measured data by giving and taking a mutually corresponding signal from and to a microprocessor which has a built-in program and can instantaneously sense a hit by hands and feet as a physical contact even on them, and thus it is to be good for a response and to have no an error, and also it is possible to get sure of interest watching to players and spectaclors and justice of discrimination, and therefore the taekwondo protective equipment being to enhance the improvement of a taekwondo.

BACKGROUND ART
In a taekwondo as a korean traditional arts, an attack technique is based on a center of a push, a hit, kick, and so on, and a depense technique is on a oneself s body, and the taekwondo is to enjoy a good health on a physical body and to cultivate a clean spirit. As a sport in which one party freely plays enjoying a game with the other party using one's bare hands and feet to overcome or knock down the other party, the taekwondo has been in a wide enjoyed in a world with being adapted as an official sport item in the Olympics at Sydney.
In a conventional taekwondo game, every weight unit was divided and two persons who respectivelly were red- and bule-colored at a corresponding weight unit enjoyed playing a game, and an attack technique on one's fists was not admitted therein, but only attack techniques on a push, kicks using feet, and so on were admitted, and thus being heard of non-interesting sport item in view of an antipathy against spectaclors's watching game. Hereinbefore, in the discrimination on the taekwondo game the judge should push the same colored button as a clored clothes are worn by a scored player during playing and add to obtain a total sum for discriminating an winer. However, this method is unscientific and is inconvenient in view of the judge. Also, it is possible to follow the discrimination of the judge up a dispute and therefore it may be to make an expansion on a distrust in view of a clearness and a reliance.
To solve an unscientific judgement, therefore, a Taekwondo relating associates is ready to install an electronic discrimination system and also to have a precautionary measures on players's safe, simutaneously with getting rid of an antipathy on an interest due to a manual attack.
Generally, a taekwondo sports area, that is a stadium, a region respectively having a 12m width and a 12m length from the center of a regular square respectively having a 12m width and a 12m length without an obstacle on a horizontal plane at a wood or an elastic mat, and a body protective equipmemt 2 and a head protective equipmemt 3 which palyers wored in the case of a contest of a taekwondo game as shown in Fig. 1 , functions as buffering a shock to be applied on a player's body and head by hits using feet or hands to protect a human body, and also this is to distingush both player parties in addition of a human protection, for the purpose of applying to a taekwondo protective equipment for transmitting an electronic score. Also, this is to acccurately sense and measure a right attack, a contact portion with a region of hands and feet which are often and instaneously moved, as well as a shock status, so that the measurement may be quickly and smoothly transmitted in a method of a radio frequency, and thus being packed with a sensing device which is light, strong, soft, and thin so as to be smoothly and safely adapted to a protective equipmemt, but the developement is not able to get advaced in the reliable protective equipmemt in which a human contact status such as feet and hands in the state of safe and satisfaction by connecting to a recently developing or existing electronic score system is accurately distingushed and transmitted.
In a conventional electronic article of a taekwondo for the instruction to the electronic score system of a taekwondo, the disclosures of a Korean patent laid-open publication no. 10-2005-0015554 dated at Feb. 21 , 2005 in the title of a - A -score transmitting device and method thereof according to a taekwondo protective equipment for transmitting an electronic score is directed to constitute an electronic protective equipmemt as an airback to adhere the airback to an air pressure sensor capable of measuring a strong or weak blow, and thus connecting a radio frequency transmitting device to an electric light plate having a receiving device after calculating a score according to the strong or weak blow. In the case of applying hits to a taekwondo protective equipment for transmitting an electronic score, the score according to the strong or weak blow is more accurately distingushed to improve the dissatisfaction matters of game contestors. This protective equipmemt is that it is easy to absorb a shock and it is to be good for electronically distingushing whether a sore is obtained or not. Because an airback for injecting an air is adapted, however, an extension of a volume due to an activation of an air is made so that it may be inconvenient in the operation of game contestors and it may be impossible to accurately sense an exterior pressure applied over a wide area. The disclosures of a Korean patent laid-open publication no. 10-2005-0015552 dated at Feb. 21 , 2005 in the title of the protective equipmemt using an air pressure is directed to constitute an electronic protective equipmemt worn in arts contest or a practice game as an airback made of an urethane materials, and to have an air swelling member in the internal of the airback. When hits are applied to the protective equipmemt, it is possible to protect an wearer by absorbing that a shock according to a strong or weak blow is transmitted to the wearer. It is easy to get characteristically damaged or extended when a shock is applied to a synthetic resin materials and it is difficult to sense an accurate pressure.

Beacause an electronic devices were adapted to an electronic protective equipmemt in view of wearing feels and a reliance, recently, a taekwondo article formed in a clothes and a buffering member made of a soft and hard synthetic resin materials and a fabric materials which is a little volumed quality, small, slimed form is adapted, and thus having a good waterproof, thermal resistance, shockproof, chemical resitance, and durability even in a physically intensive and rigorous game ground by applying a many shock and water-proof to be durable against a perspire or an humidity, and therefore getting safely protected at electronic circuit elements and it is inevitably required to have an electronic protective equipmemt capable of carrying out a normal operation without having an electric wave interference and an error.

DISCLOSURE OF INVENTION
Accordingly, the present invention is designed to solve the above problems of the prior art, and therefore it is an object of the present invention to provide a taekwondo protective equipment for transmitting an electronic score capable of distinguishing both moving parties's with their radio frequencies and accurately sensing and measuring whether the contact of a portion with both parties's hands and feet and a shock status for the purpose of quickly and smoothly transmitting the measurement by means of a radio freqency, as well as being provided with an electronic sensing device for notifying whether one party's hands and feet touch with a blow on the other party's hands and feet because of being adapted to socks and gloves, as attack articles being respectively worn in red and blue game players's hands and feet. In the meanwhile, defense articles are a body protective equipment and a head protective equipment for being accurately operated only by game gloves and taekwondo socks provided with the blow transmitting sensor which is adapted to red and blue game players's the breast in a body and a head and for sensing a shock and measuring a strengh by a blow. A blow distinguishing sensor adapted to socks and gloves and a blow transmitting and measuring sensor adapted to the body protective equipment and the head protective equipment are mutually operated, and the measured data is quickly and accurately transmitted to a cenrtal control computer and an electronic light plate via a radio without error.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
This invention will be described in detail with reference to the attached drawings in which like numerals refer to like elements.
FIG. 1 is an use state of a taekwondo protective equipment according to a prior art ;
FIG. 2 is an wearing state of a body protective equipment according to the present invention ;
FIG. 3 is a view showing a sensor adaptable body protective equipment according to one embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 4 is a view showing a sensor adaptable head protective equipment according to one embodiment of the present invention ;
FIG. 5 is a view showing a body protective equipment adaptable to a radio transceiver according to one embodiment of the present invention ;
FIG. 6 is a sectional view showing a sensor adaptable body protective equipment according to one embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 7 is an examplary view of a sensor according to one embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 8 is a sensor adaptable state according to one embodiment of the present invention; and FIG. 9 is a sensor operating block diagram according to one embodiment of the present invention.

BEST MODES FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
To fully understand many objects to be accomplished by various embodiments and operational advantages of this invention, preferred embodiments of this invention will be explained with reference to the attached drawings.
The present invention will be described in detail referring to the drawings and it is omitted to detailedly explain well-known elements capable of getting vagued subject maters of the invention.
In an electronic protective equipment for an electronic discrimination system which can display the judgement result on dispalying device 70 to communicate with a control computer 60 by means of a radio transceiver to transceiver a game data to be sensed and input from a sensor adapted to a sports articles for both parties to be distingushed from a blue and a red, the sensor can be divided small and large and be varied. Also, an exterial pressure can be senstively recognized and an electric contact is made beause of being thin and flexable, and an insulator is coated getting thin and strong and a conductive strip coil acts as a gril net sensor 30 having a longitual and transversal arrangement. As a blow target sensor device formed by the gril net sensor 30, a socks sensor 33 and gloves sensor 34 is adapted to get distingushed from a blue and red in the case of an attack articles. It is formed as the gril net sensor 30 and only the other party are correspondingly applied to a blow. A blow transmitting and measuring sensor for measuring a shock and a strength sensed by a blow is to respectively adapt a body sensor 31 and a head sensor 32 to a body protective equipment 10 and a head protective equipment 20.
To be distigushed from game parties to be moved and accurately sense and measure whether a corresponding portion is contacted or not and a shock sate, an electric protective equipment for a taekwondo is to smoothly transmit a score to a control microcontroller 60 by means of a radio transciever 40 and to display the score on a displaying device 70.
The present invention is to be easy for adaptation to a sports articles for an intensive taekwondo and to electrically and physically be safe and the size and shape of a sensor are varied without error. The external pressure is recognized every point over a wide square and electrically contacted and also a conductive strip coil coated with a thin, flexable, light, and strong insulator is in a form of a longitual and transversal gril net. Further, different sensors are distingushed every attack and defense using a sensor being in a form of a longitual and transversal gril and operated in a form of cross. This is adapted to a body protective equipment, a head protective equipment, gloves, socks, and so on. An electronic protective equipment for an electronic judgement system is electronically operated.

Hereinafter, a concrete embodiment will be expalained.
Referring to Fig. 2 which shows an use state of a traditional taekwondo artcles, a player wear a taekwondo shoes 4 and clothes 1 and then a body protective equipment 10 is adapted to the sensor of the present invention. In game for electronically calculating a score, socks and gloves get worn in not shown.
The said body protective equipment 10 belongs to one of a conventional one and functions as two with one to have a different colored both faces and to form a fold portion 12 at the rear in a form of both wings, and thus being stickly and easiy engaged with a engagement band 13, and therefore being not troublesome and economic.
As shown in Fig. 3, at the internal face in the protective equipment 10 a body sensor 31 in a form of a thin, delicate, light, and strong gril net is built in the body 11 of a body protective equipment 10 and at its rear face a radio transceiver 40a electrically connected to a body sensor 31 of the body 11 is safely built in so that a shock by a blow may be protected, and a scored data is transmitted to a control computer 60 by means of a radio frequency via antenna 51 (not shown), simutaneously with displaying a score on a displaying device 70 consisting of LED. In addition, a radio transceiver 40b electronically connected to a head sensor 32 even at a position of a head protective equipment 20 is adapted and regardless of a body protective equipment a data is quickely transmitted to a control computer 60, and therefore a identification code is allocated not to have a signal distortion by a mutual interfernce, resulting in being operated without error.
The radio transceiver 40 includes a transmitter, a receiver, and an atenna, and a predetermined program is input, and an entire instruments is controlled, and the operation process of the score is carried out upon receipt of a each sensing value. A well-known microprocessor which output a complex data and a memory or non-volatile memory stored in identification data are additionally adapted. Such configuration is generally known and explanation thereof will be omitted herein.
Further, a control computer 60 is operated by the manupulation of the judge body who input a game information such as red and blue players evey weight unit and game number by means of a general keyboard using a menu displayed on a screen of a monitor and a displaying device 70 cosists of a seeing palate having LED to communicate with a control computer and exchage with data and also in physical eyes display the pocessed score from an input corresponding to an accurate point price.
As described above, a sensor 30 is coated with a thin, flexable, light, and strong insulator to electrically be contacted, and consititued in a longitual and transversal form of a fine and uniform gril net by a strip coil, and therefore it is little that the coil get damaged due to a naked or released coating coverage and because of being in s form of a net having a good variation a predetermined portion to be scored is sectioned into small peices and it is possible that the pularity are adapted without loss of efficiency, for example a thin sports socks or gloves. An external pressure evey point over a wide area can be accurately and senstively recognized and when a shok wave generated from the blow of the other party is reached at a surface positioned at a special portion of a protective equipment, a shok wave generated from the surface is gotten sensed and a capacitor is connected across the coil, for stabilization on an input signal at the different levels respectively having high and low, thus acting as an electronic sensing device.
Compared to the conventional method, as described above, a sensor according to the present invention has an excellent performance and generates more bigger and clearer signal than that from a bidirectional sensor, therefore it is possible to have an easy adaption to diverse products, resulting from being chracterized in a high sensitibity, a perfect operation without error, and a farther sensing distance.
Specially, a gril net shaped sensor 30 is elastically coated with an insulator, and thus improving a seal, and has a good elastic restoration in a state of a tension strength. This is to maintain a strangth and also it is possible to safely operate and to take a long life at the sensor. Then, the periphery of the gril net shaped sensor 30 should be supplimentarily coated with a soft fabric cover, for the purpose of protecting a precise electronic part such as the gril net shaped sensor and of improving user's wearing feels.
As the said above defense articles for a taekwondo, a target sensor to be adapted to a body protective equipment 10 and a head protective equipment 20 for a taekwondo includes a body sensor 31 and a head sensor 32 which respectively corresponds to the other party's socks sensor 33 and gloves sensor 34 and also is a a hit trasmitting and measuring sensor in which a shock sensing and its stenngth measuring operation is carried out. A hit distingushing sensor at socks and gloves includes a sock sensor 33 and a glove sensor 34 which are respectively adapted to both red and blue game players. And, both red and blue game players's frequency channels to be differently operated is distingushed from each other. Subsequently, whether a portion at hands and feet is contacted or not and a shock status having more than a predetermined value is accurately sensed and measured after distingushed and then is quickly and smoothly transmitted to a control computer 60 via a radio transceiver 40 to get displayed.
Namely, as an operation recognizing sensor with a target sensor a body sensor 31 and a head sensor 32 respectively consist of a well-known variable condensor and notify whether a target is applied to a blow, thus providing an electric image about the amplitude of the transmitted shock. And, the sock sensor 33 and the glove sensor 34 consist of a variable inductor and notify whether the other party's hands or/and feet reach at the body sensor 31 or/and the head sensor 32, or the other party's hands or/and feet are applied to the body sensor 31 or/and the head sensor 32. Therefore, their mutual operation is made from anf to each other. If an attack sensor of the other red party's hands and feet formed with a coil gets introduced into a space where a predetermined band frequency is formned, and then the introduced frequency is sensed and distingushed from the defense sensor with one blue party, and the distingushed and a punch strength is measured and calculated as a scored value.
Accordingly, a sensor system according to the present invention is a cross operation system having a dual mode operating with distingushing the other party's hands and feet and a portion. The sensor system accepts only a right attack and not a wrong attack, therefore it is possible to make a justice judgement.
In the above sensor according to the present invention, as described above, a hit distingushing sesor which is adapted to gloves and socks for sport games is mutually operated with a hit trasmitting and measuring sensor which is adapted to the body protective equipment and the head protective equipment, and the measured data is quickly and accurately transmitted through a radio to a central control computer and an electrical light palte at an electronic distingushment system.
Further, although a taekwondo protective equipment for transmitting an electronic score is expalined as an examplary in the present invention, it is possible to make an amendment and a correction on a sports protective equipment for transmitting an electronic score such as fencing, boxing, hapgido within the scope of a technical thinking.
In addition, many applications and modifications may be used by those skilled in the art within the scope of basic technical spirit of the present invention.

INDUSTRIAL APPLICABLITY
According to the above described sensor, it is easy to have a formation and it is safe to electrical and physical be operated, as well as having a various size and shape of the sensor by having a same shape as a taekwondo articles in a form of a gril net in a longitual and transversal mentod with a conductive strip coil and being coated with an insulator having a high efficency.
Further, it is possible to protect a precise electronic part such as the sensor by the coverage of the periphery of a gril net shaped sensor which can sensitively recognize an external pressure every a point over a wide area and is a thin, flexable, light, and strong materials to be electrically contacted, with a fabric cover and then it is to improve user's wearing feels.
Furthermore, it is effective to quickly and accurately transmit a measured data to a central control computer and a dispalying device at an electronic distingushment system via a radio without an error by a mutual operation of a blow distingushing sesor which is adapted to socks and gloves, with a blow transmitting and measuring sensor which is a body protective equipment and a head protective equipment.