Accession Number : ADD009063

Title :   Diving Suit with Neck and Wrist Seals.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Doerschuk,David C

Report Date : 10 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A diving suit is provided with neck and wrist opening seals each in the form of a right cylindrical annulus of open celled resilient foam rubber having a through passage a portion of which is cylindrical and a portion of which is frustoconical so that part of the annulus wall is of uniform thickness and part is tapered. The tapered portion overlies a conical, opening defining edge portion of the suit fabric and a band of nonstretch tape fixes the tapered edge portion of the annulus to the fabric while allowing the thicker wall portion to expand and contract as a head or hand is pushed through. The outer cylindrical surface beyond the tape is adapted to cooperate with a mask hood or glove cuff. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Diving suits, Rubber seals, Seals(Stoppers), Foam rubber, Wrist, Neck(Anatomy)

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE