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1. (WO2018045046) RETRACTABLE PROTECTIVE BUMPER SYSTEM
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CLAIMS:

1. A retractable bumper system comprising:

a bumper including an exterior surface; and

at least one retracting member moveable between a first position and second position, wherein in the first position, an outer surface of the at least one retracting member is flush with the exterior surface of the bumper and in the second position the at least one retracting member extends beyond the exterior surface of the bumper.

2. The retractable bumper system of claim 1 , wherein the at least one retracting member extends and retracts from within the bumper.

3. The retractable bumper system of claim 1 , wherein the bumper includes a cover having a hinge biased to pivot the cover into the interior of the bumper.

4. The retractable bumper system of claim 1 , wherein the at least one retracting member is smaller in size relative to the bumper.

5. The retractable bumper system of claim 1 , wherein the at least one retracting member is coupled to an extension mechanism.

6. The retractable bumper system of claim 1 , wherein the outer surface of the at least one retracting member is replaceable.

7. The retractable bumper system of claim 4, wherein the extension mechanism is coupled to a circuit which includes a switch.

8. The retractable bumper system of claim 1 , wherein the at least one retracting member is composed out of one material.

9. The retractable bumper system of claim 1 , wherein the at least one retracting member is composed out of a plurality of materials.

10. The retractable bumper system of claim 1 , wherein a top layer of the least one retracting member is composed of the same material as the bumper.

11. The retractable bumper system of claim 4, wherein the extension mechanism includes a piston.

12. A method of manufacturing a retractable bumper system comprising placing at least one retracting member into the interior of a bumper such that, when the at least one retracting member is extended, the at least retracting member extends beyond an exterior surface of the bumper.

13. A retractable bumper system comprising:

a bumper including an exterior surface;

a circuit housed in the bumper;

an extension mechanism coupled to the circuit;

at least one retracting member housed in the bumper and coupled to the extension mechanism, wherein the extension mechanism causes the at least one retracting means to extend beyond the exterior surface of the bumper.

14. An automobile comprising a retractable bumper system including:

a bumper having an exterior surface; and

at least one retracting member moveable between a first position and second position, wherein in the first position, an outer surface of the at least one retracting member is flush with the exterior surface of the bumper and in the second position the at least one retracting member extends beyond the exterior surface of the bumper.