US Patent 7,322,952
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
An improved support belt, support apparel, along with a process for creating such products. A mechanism by which support belts provide protection to the user is disclosed, which mechanism is generally applicable to all human joints.
Chase, David D.; Wilder, David G.; Shumate, Gary D.; Goel, Vijay K.; and Pope, Malcolm H. Support apparel such as back support and system. US Patent 7,322,952 filed January 15, 2002 and issued January 29, 2008. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/446