Dr. Novicky Receives Patent for Shockstrip® Invention

Canfield, OH – April 29, 2014: Dr. Steven D. Novicky, co-founder and President of Shockstrip, Inc., is pleased to announce the issuance of US Patent No. 8,707,470 which covers the company’s Shockstrip® specialized exterior helmet pads.

The invention of the Shockstrip® concept dates back to 2010 and was created in response to the alarming number of young athletes he treated each football season at his chiropractic offices for problems associated with helmet-to-helmet impact. As a result of his extensive research and testing, the device Novicky developed has the potential to help protect youth from the looming problems often caused from participation in full contact sports.

“I’m both excited and proud,” said Dr. Steven Novicky, inventor of the Shockstrip®. "This is a key patent for the company that not only establishes Shockstrip® exterior helmet pads as the industry standard, but also establishes Shockstrip, Inc. as a leader in external helmet devices."

PLEASE NOTE: 1) No helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports; 2) Scientists have also not reached agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions; and 3) No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests.

The patent, listed as “Enhanced Impact Absorption Strips for Protective Headgear,” is Shockstrip, Inc.’s first, with additional patents pending.

Shockstrip®, launched in 2010 by Ohio native Dr. Steven Novicky, increases an athlete’s level of protection by decreasing the force of impact in helmet-to-helmet contact. Made of the proprietary AkTON® Xi75 polymer, a medical grade material with the primary function of absorption, deflection and sound deadening from helmet collisions, Shockstrips are similar to the concept of an automobile bumper absorbing impact. Shockstrips can be affixed to the outside of virtually any helmet for extra protection against impact.

Founded in 2010, Shockstrip are specialized exterior helmet pads designed to give helmets an added layer of cushion and reduce the impact of helmet-to-helmet contact. While no helmet or device can fully protect against concussions, helmets with Shockstrips have been tested and shown to perform significantly better than helmets without the product.  For additional information about Shockstrips and product demonstration, please visit www.shockstrip.com.

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Cindy Mercer, Trinity Sports Partners
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