Accession Number : ADD011609

Title :   Torso Restraint System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lorch,D L

Report Date : 18 Dec 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This patent discloses a harness system for releasably restraining the torso of a crewman in a set aboard an aircraft. The harness system includes an upper torso restraint adapted to engage the seat at points on either side thereof and wherein a pair of chest straps connected to either side of a backpad are slidingly routed through respective roller fittings in a criss-cross fashion across the crewman to permit upper torso rotation. A separate lower torso restraint is coupled to the upper torso restraint and adapted to engage the seat at the same points of engagement as the upper torso restraint. A single-action release mechanism, actuated manually or automatically by water immersion, disengages both the upper and lower restraints from the seat thereby divesting the crewman of the harness system.

Descriptors :   *RESTRAINT, *PATENTS, *HARNESSES, *SAFETY BELTS, STRAPS, THORAX, FITTINGS, ROLLERS, AIRCRAFT SEATS, AVIATION SAFETY, RELEASE MECHANISMS, PADS(CUSHIONS), FLIGHT CREWS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE