Diving Suit with Neck and Wrist Seals.
Patent, Filed 10 Apr 81, patented 28 Dec 82,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
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