Apparatus for damping an applied force

  • US 9,271,542 B2
  • Filed: 10/26/2012
  • Issued: 03/01/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/26/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a first portion with a top end and bottom end comprising a generally flexible material formed in a generally planar rectangular shape; and

    a second portion with a top end and a bottom end comprising said generally flexible material formed in said generally planar rectangular shape, said first portion and said second portion being joined along the top end of the first and second portion to form a V-shaped structure with a top and bottom edge, said first portion and said second portion being configured to be joinable at the bottom edge of the V-shaped structure to a surface of at least one structure for damping an applied external force;

    a segment portion with a top and bottom end positioned between the V-shaped structure that forms a width along the length of the bottom edge of the V-shaped structure; and

    a segment space that is formed between the top end of the segment portion and the top edge of the V-shaped structure.

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