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