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Title:
IMPROVED PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2000051882
Kind Code:
A9
Abstract:
A personal floatation device (10) comprising an improved float (11) to provide buoyant lift to the body of the wearer (2) of the device when in water and a strap assembly (20) to connect the improved float about the wearer. The improved float includes a front (24) sized to generally overlay the front torso of a wearer, a head support (21) to generally overlay the shoulder region, and a neck opening sized to loosely confront the neck of the wearer, with a portion of the neck opening (14) disposed in the front and in the head support, and further, includes an inner neck contacting surface about a perimeter of the neck opening. The improved float includes a back (16) sized both to overlay a portion of the back of a wearer and dwell at least partially within the neck opening, with the back being movably connected to the head support and movable between a first position wherein it dwells within the neck opening and another position wherein the neck opening is partially opened to permit a wearer's head to pass therethrough.

Inventors:
HOFFMAN RICHARD S (US)
Application Number:
US0005749W
Publication Date:
November 29, 2001
Filing Date:
March 03, 2000
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
HOFFMAN, RICHARD, S.
International Classes:
B63C9/115; (IPC1-7): B63C9/08
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