This invention pertains to a fabric or metal that can be used in combat clothing for repelling bullets and other fragments away from the human that is being shielded by the clothing. It could be used for law enforcement, military, military intelligence, and other forms of dangerous working conditions. The shield would put out powerful magnetic waves that would stop even large rounds from hitting their target. Currently, there is no known way to have the user be able to shoot at the same time they are using the shield, and the shield would not protect against non-magnetically affected rounds, such as plastic bullets or rocks, however other shielding technologies such as Kevlar could be used to protect from other types of munitions and projectiles. If the user wants to fire, they would need to turn off the shield first, or their bullets, if susceptible to magnetism, would stray off path, which would be even more dangerous to the surroundings. This shielding technology is ideal for fleeing a dangerous area where there is lots of gun fire. The length of time that the shield would operate for would be based on the amount of battery life or other power cell capacity. For a lengthy duration of use, the user could use a small concealed nuclear generator, such as for in space to avoid metal debris from colliding with the suit. Ideally, a combination of different types of shielding would be used, and they would differ in their abilities as far as strengths and weaknesses, most likely based on the conditions that they are used for.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Shielding (SHIELD)