Accession Number : AD0163930

Title :   Method of Making a Protective Diving Suit.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Clarence S. ; Langguth,Arthur F.

Report Date : 03 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention is directed to providing a protective diving suit and a method of fabrication including an inner layer of neoprene having successive rows of interconnected plastic chips layered and resiliently bonded in place in a 'fish scale like' fashion. An outer layer of neoprene covers the bonded rows and a liquid resilient adhesive is injected through small punctures in the outer neoprene layer to cover the layered rows and fill voids between them and the outer neoprene layer. After drying, the laterally reaching rows, now bonded in place, are flexed in a direction perpendicular to their direction of alignment to break small interconnecting portions previously holding the aligned adjacent plastic chips together. Thusly flexed and broken, the interlayered rows of chips are free for independent motion as a diver performs his tasks.

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER CLOTHING, MANUFACTURING), (*PATENTS, UNDERWATER CLOTHING), PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, DESIGN

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE