Accession Number : ADD013760

Title :   Diving Suit with Neck and Wrist Seals.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Apr 81, patented 28 Dec 82,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Doerschuk, David C ; Mank, James F

Report Date : 28 Dec 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 5

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 non-stretch 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 and the tape is adapted to cooperate with a mask hood or glove cuff.

Descriptors :   *DIVING SUITS, *PATENTS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, EDGES, EXTERNAL, NECK(ANATOMY), SURFACES, TAPER, THICKNESS, WRIST, SEALS(STOPPERS), RUBBER SEALS, GLOVES, FABRICS

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE