Accession Number : AD0164210

Title :   Device for Manually or Automatically Inflating a Life Preserver.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Beckes,Orville L. ; Dare,Sherman E.

Report Date : 28 DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent is a device for manually or automatically puncturing one or more carbon dioxide cartridges for use in inflating a life preserver. A water-soluble disk is used to prevent movement of a spring-biased piston, and upon dissolving of this water-soluble disk, the spring-biased cylinder moves to withdraw a stop thereby permitting acutation of toggle linkage to drive one or more plungers which puncture one or more carbon dioxide cartridges. A one-way valve which is actuated by water pressure is provided to prevent high humidity or water spray from dissolving the water-soluble disk. A cable is also provided which can be used to actuate the toggle linkage to puncture the carbon dioxide cartridges.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Inflatable structures, *Life preservers, Inflating, Life jackets, Carbon dioxide, Mechanical components

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE