Shoulder pad for contact sports

  • US 7,506,384 B2
  • Filed: 09/12/2005
  • Issued: 03/24/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A shoulder pad that is worn by a player in a contact sport, the shoulder pad comprising:

  • a central body having a pair of protective arch members operably connected, each arch member having a protective lower chest portion and a protective lower back portion and an upper portion with a raised upper segment;

    a side pad assembly operably connected to each arch member, the side pad assembly having an epaulet and a shoulder cap, wherein the shoulder cap overlies an acromion bone of the player and wherein the epaulet overlies a portion of both the arch member and the shoulder cap, and wherein the shoulder cap has a raised cap segment that is cooperatively dimensioned with the raised upper segment;

    a fastening assembly with a single, continuous flexible band that secures both the epaulet and the shoulder cap to the arch member; and

    ,wherein the raised upper segment is aligned with the raised cap segment when the shoulder pad is worn by the player.

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