Accession Number : AD0164367
Title : Pressure Suit Joint System.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Marcum,Alfred L. , Jr. ; Burns,Marvin ; Rodzen,Richard A.
Report Date : 12 DEC 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The patent describes an improved, single plane, soft joint for use as elbow and knee joint systems in a pressure suit. Increased comfort and freedom of motion is achieved by constructing the joint-covering portions of the suit with fabrics of differing degrees of extensibility on the compression and extension sides of the joint and by applying a tapered band near the pivotal plane of the joint to maintain constant volume at all degrees of flexure.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Pressure suits, *Joints, Fabrics, Flexible materials, Mobility, Joints(Physiology), High altitude, Environments
Subject Categories : Life Support Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE