US 9,808,702 B2
Athletic protection device
Timothy Errol Murphy, Scottsboro, AL (US); and Daniel J. Cram, Encinitas, CA (US)
Assigned to Russell Brands, LLC, Bowling Green, KY (US)
Filed by Russell Brands, LLC, Bowling Green, KY (US)
Filed on Feb. 18, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/769,678.
Application 13/769,678 is a division of application No. 12/243,271, filed on Oct. 1, 2008, abandoned.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/041,347, filed on Apr. 1, 2008.
Prior Publication US 2014/0053325 A1, Feb. 27, 2014
Int. Cl. A61F 5/00 (2006.01); B29C 44/04 (2006.01); A63B 71/12 (2006.01)
CPC A63B 71/1216 (2013.01) 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of manufacturing an athletic cup molded from a single compositional material comprising:
a. providing a granulated compositional material;
b. injecting a first portion of the compositional material into a mold preheated to a frontal region forming temperature under a first pressure and exposing the first portion of the compositional material to the frontal region forming temperature and the first pressure for a first time period;
c. injecting a second portion of the compositional material into a mold preheated to a resilient comfort edge forming temperature under a second pressure, and exposing the second portion of the compositional material to the resilient comfort edge forming temperature and the second pressure for a second time period;
d. bringing the mold containing the frontal region into contact with the mold containing the resilient comfort edge; and
e. joining the frontal region with the resilient comfort edge by exposing the molds to a fusing temperature at a third pressure for a third time period.