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Diver's jacket and buoyancy control device

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US3436777A
US3436777A US3436777DA US3436777A US 3436777 A US3436777 A US 3436777A US 3436777D A US3436777D A US 3436777DA US 3436777 A US3436777 A US 3436777A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
    • B63CLAUNCHING, HAULING-OUT, OR DRY-DOCKING OF VESSELS; LIFE-SAVING IN WATER; EQUIPMENT FOR DWELLING OR WORKING UNDER WATER; MEANS FOR SALVAGING OR SEARCHING FOR UNDERWATER OBJECTS
    • B63C11/00Equipment for dwelling or working underwater; Means for searching for underwater objects
    • B63C11/02Divers' equipment
    • B63C11/30Ballast
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10T137/2496Self-proportioning or correlating systems
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US3695048A (en) * 1970-02-06 1972-10-03 Royal H Dimick Buoyance regulating apparatus for underwater swimming
US3747140A (en) * 1971-10-12 1973-07-24 Under Sea Industries Inflatable vest having a quick-release hose connection to supply tank
US3747139A (en) * 1971-10-06 1973-07-24 E Braly Buoyancy compensation
US3866253A (en) * 1973-01-08 1975-02-18 Dacor Corp Divers buoyancy vest
US3898705A (en) * 1974-09-13 1975-08-12 Pittman Products Inc Convertible inflation control for underwater diving vests
US3964266A (en) * 1975-07-21 1976-06-22 Bartlett Ronald D Buoyancy compensating back pack assembly
US3967459A (en) * 1975-01-23 1976-07-06 Under Sea Industries, Inc. Independent weight system
US4000534A (en) * 1973-12-26 1977-01-04 U. S. Divers Company Buoyancy compensator
US4015630A (en) * 1975-10-23 1977-04-05 Pittman Products, Inc. Regulator first stage for underwater diving
US4016616A (en) * 1972-10-06 1977-04-12 Lawrence S. Scott Diver flotation apparatus
US4054132A (en) * 1975-04-14 1977-10-18 Douglas Allen Deeds Integrated diving system
US4068657A (en) * 1976-06-28 1978-01-17 Dacor Corporation Constant volume buoyancy compensation system
US4108171A (en) * 1975-06-11 1978-08-22 Roland John Nyman Breathing apparatus
US4137585A (en) * 1977-06-10 1979-02-06 U.S. Divers Co. Buoyancy compensator and inflation system
US4176418A (en) * 1977-11-14 1979-12-04 Scott Lawrence S Apparatus for automatic inflation of diver flotation means
US4227521A (en) * 1978-12-13 1980-10-14 Under Sea Industries, Inc. Air system for scuba diving
US4379656A (en) * 1977-07-14 1983-04-12 Darling Phillip H Buoyancy control valve for scuba diving vests
US4523914A (en) * 1983-01-26 1985-06-18 U.S.D. Corp Conformable buoyancy compensator
WO1986002613A1 (en) * 1984-10-24 1986-05-09 William Lee Courtney Diver scuba gear
US4645465A (en) * 1984-10-24 1987-02-24 Courtney William L Scuba gear with combined flotation and transport device
US4681552A (en) * 1985-06-20 1987-07-21 Courtney William L Combined life vest device and buoyancy compensator
US4810134A (en) * 1987-04-13 1989-03-07 U.S.D. Corp Single walled diver's buoyancy compensator
US5378084A (en) * 1991-11-18 1995-01-03 Walters; William D. Backpack systems
US5520485A (en) * 1994-08-08 1996-05-28 Qds Enterprises, Inc. Power inflator assembly for buoyancy compensator
US5522679A (en) * 1994-06-02 1996-06-04 Dacor Corporation Buoyancy compensator having attached backpack
US5542446A (en) * 1995-08-08 1996-08-06 Rose; Richard H. Scuba buoyancy control valve
US5570688A (en) * 1993-11-17 1996-11-05 Cochran Consulting, Inc. Advanced dive computer for use with a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
US5855454A (en) * 1992-04-17 1999-01-05 Courtney; William L. Water safety and survival system
US5953750A (en) * 1998-01-23 1999-09-21 Dacor Corporation Torso warmer for a buoyancy compensator
US6146053A (en) * 1998-12-09 2000-11-14 Nelson; William M. Weight belt apparatus for scuba divers
GB2367249A (en) * 2000-07-18 2002-04-03 Robert Patrick Hart Underwater breathing device
FR2909635A1 (en) * 2006-12-12 2008-06-13 Jean Michel Onofri Adjustable and constant volume flotation device for e.g. submarine plunger, has expansion valve and discharger regulator for assuring supply and purging of gas towards internal gas volume of float
US20100003083A1 (en) * 2006-03-01 2010-01-07 Nihon University Diving equipment
US20110113520A1 (en) * 2009-11-19 2011-05-19 Guardian Protective Technologies Inc. Armor vest with mechanical quick release mechanism
US20110180162A1 (en) * 2007-04-30 2011-07-28 Aqua Lung America, Inc. Low Profile Buoyancy Adjustment Controller and Valve System for Diver's Vest

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US2535874A (en) * 1947-11-07 1950-12-26 Roy E Starn Life jacket
US2842785A (en) * 1954-05-07 1958-07-15 William C Sieverts Life jacket
US2936755A (en) * 1958-03-31 1960-05-17 Knapp Monarch Co Safety device for skin divers
US2982105A (en) * 1958-12-10 1961-05-02 Sub Aqua Co Inc Vest pack for tanks of underwater breathing apparatus
US2989971A (en) * 1957-02-04 1961-06-27 Bendix Westinghouse Automotive Tripper valve
US3070112A (en) * 1958-11-03 1962-12-25 Anton Lohrer Automatic control valve for use in connection with the raising of sunken bodies
US3147499A (en) * 1961-10-04 1964-09-08 Butkin Tool And Mfg Corp Automatic life jacket inflator for selfcontained underwater breathing apparatus
US3192723A (en) * 1962-11-02 1965-07-06 Kenneth L Apperson Diving weight

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2535874A (en) * 1947-11-07 1950-12-26 Roy E Starn Life jacket
US2842785A (en) * 1954-05-07 1958-07-15 William C Sieverts Life jacket
US2989971A (en) * 1957-02-04 1961-06-27 Bendix Westinghouse Automotive Tripper valve
US2936755A (en) * 1958-03-31 1960-05-17 Knapp Monarch Co Safety device for skin divers
US3070112A (en) * 1958-11-03 1962-12-25 Anton Lohrer Automatic control valve for use in connection with the raising of sunken bodies
US2982105A (en) * 1958-12-10 1961-05-02 Sub Aqua Co Inc Vest pack for tanks of underwater breathing apparatus
US3147499A (en) * 1961-10-04 1964-09-08 Butkin Tool And Mfg Corp Automatic life jacket inflator for selfcontained underwater breathing apparatus
US3192723A (en) * 1962-11-02 1965-07-06 Kenneth L Apperson Diving weight

Cited By (44)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3695048A (en) * 1970-02-06 1972-10-03 Royal H Dimick Buoyance regulating apparatus for underwater swimming
US3747139A (en) * 1971-10-06 1973-07-24 E Braly Buoyancy compensation
US3747140A (en) * 1971-10-12 1973-07-24 Under Sea Industries Inflatable vest having a quick-release hose connection to supply tank
US4016616A (en) * 1972-10-06 1977-04-12 Lawrence S. Scott Diver flotation apparatus
US3866253A (en) * 1973-01-08 1975-02-18 Dacor Corp Divers buoyancy vest
US4000534A (en) * 1973-12-26 1977-01-04 U. S. Divers Company Buoyancy compensator
US3898705A (en) * 1974-09-13 1975-08-12 Pittman Products Inc Convertible inflation control for underwater diving vests
US3967459A (en) * 1975-01-23 1976-07-06 Under Sea Industries, Inc. Independent weight system
US4054132A (en) * 1975-04-14 1977-10-18 Douglas Allen Deeds Integrated diving system
US4108171A (en) * 1975-06-11 1978-08-22 Roland John Nyman Breathing apparatus
US3964266A (en) * 1975-07-21 1976-06-22 Bartlett Ronald D Buoyancy compensating back pack assembly
US4015630A (en) * 1975-10-23 1977-04-05 Pittman Products, Inc. Regulator first stage for underwater diving
US4068657A (en) * 1976-06-28 1978-01-17 Dacor Corporation Constant volume buoyancy compensation system
US4137585A (en) * 1977-06-10 1979-02-06 U.S. Divers Co. Buoyancy compensator and inflation system
US4379656A (en) * 1977-07-14 1983-04-12 Darling Phillip H Buoyancy control valve for scuba diving vests
US4176418A (en) * 1977-11-14 1979-12-04 Scott Lawrence S Apparatus for automatic inflation of diver flotation means
US4227521A (en) * 1978-12-13 1980-10-14 Under Sea Industries, Inc. Air system for scuba diving
US4523914A (en) * 1983-01-26 1985-06-18 U.S.D. Corp Conformable buoyancy compensator
WO1986002613A1 (en) * 1984-10-24 1986-05-09 William Lee Courtney Diver scuba gear
US4645465A (en) * 1984-10-24 1987-02-24 Courtney William L Scuba gear with combined flotation and transport device
US4681552A (en) * 1985-06-20 1987-07-21 Courtney William L Combined life vest device and buoyancy compensator
US4810134A (en) * 1987-04-13 1989-03-07 U.S.D. Corp Single walled diver's buoyancy compensator
US5378084A (en) * 1991-11-18 1995-01-03 Walters; William D. Backpack systems
US5855454A (en) * 1992-04-17 1999-01-05 Courtney; William L. Water safety and survival system
US5570688A (en) * 1993-11-17 1996-11-05 Cochran Consulting, Inc. Advanced dive computer for use with a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
US5522679A (en) * 1994-06-02 1996-06-04 Dacor Corporation Buoyancy compensator having attached backpack
US5520485A (en) * 1994-08-08 1996-05-28 Qds Enterprises, Inc. Power inflator assembly for buoyancy compensator
US5542446A (en) * 1995-08-08 1996-08-06 Rose; Richard H. Scuba buoyancy control valve
US5953750A (en) * 1998-01-23 1999-09-21 Dacor Corporation Torso warmer for a buoyancy compensator
US6146053A (en) * 1998-12-09 2000-11-14 Nelson; William M. Weight belt apparatus for scuba divers
GB2367249A (en) * 2000-07-18 2002-04-03 Robert Patrick Hart Underwater breathing device
GB2367249B (en) * 2000-07-18 2004-06-23 Robert Patrick Hart Underwater breathing device
US7854568B2 (en) * 2006-03-01 2010-12-21 Nihon University Diving equipment
US20100003083A1 (en) * 2006-03-01 2010-01-07 Nihon University Diving equipment
WO2008081127A3 (en) * 2006-12-12 2008-11-27 Jean-Michel Onofri Adjustable buoyancy device
FR2909635A1 (en) * 2006-12-12 2008-06-13 Jean Michel Onofri Adjustable and constant volume flotation device for e.g. submarine plunger, has expansion valve and discharger regulator for assuring supply and purging of gas towards internal gas volume of float
US20100304629A1 (en) * 2006-12-12 2010-12-02 Jean-Michel Onofri Adjustable Floatability Device
US8517635B2 (en) * 2006-12-12 2013-08-27 Jean-Michel Onofri Adjustable floatability device
WO2008081127A2 (en) * 2006-12-12 2008-07-10 Jean-Michel Onofri Adjustable buoyancy device
US20110180162A1 (en) * 2007-04-30 2011-07-28 Aqua Lung America, Inc. Low Profile Buoyancy Adjustment Controller and Valve System for Diver's Vest
US8157479B2 (en) * 2007-04-30 2012-04-17 Aqua Lung America, Inc. Low profile buoyancy adjustment controller and valve system for diver's vest
US8201271B2 (en) * 2009-11-19 2012-06-19 Guardian Protective Technologies Inc. Armor vest with mechanical quick release mechanism
US8499362B2 (en) * 2009-11-19 2013-08-06 Guardian Protective Technologies Inc. Armor vest with mechanical quick release mechanism
US20110113520A1 (en) * 2009-11-19 2011-05-19 Guardian Protective Technologies Inc. Armor vest with mechanical quick release mechanism

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