WO2008136627A2 - Diving weight belt - Google Patents

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WO2008136627A2
WO2008136627A2 PCT/KR2008/002522 KR2008002522W WO2008136627A2 WO 2008136627 A2 WO2008136627 A2 WO 2008136627A2 KR 2008002522 W KR2008002522 W KR 2008002522W WO 2008136627 A2 WO2008136627 A2 WO 2008136627A2
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Deok Jung Hwang
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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • B63C9/00Life-saving in water
    • B63C2009/0088Life-saving in water characterised by making use of shark deterrents, e.g. electric, acoustic, mechanical or chemical means for deterring sharks

Abstract

A diving weight belt is provided. The diving weight belt includes a plurality of weights 2 connected to a belt string 4. The weight 2 includes: a main body 22 of which an opening is formed at a top portion, a receiving portion 221 is formed inside, and long holes 223 to which the belt string 4 is connected are formed at both ends; a plurality of rechargeable batteries 222 inserted into the receiving portion 221; a cover 23 disposed at an opening of the main body 22; a charging jack 24 disposed at one outer side of the main body 22 and electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries 222; and a discharging jack 25 disposed at the other outer side of the main body 22 and electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries 222.

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Description DIVING WEIGHT BELT

Technical Field

[1] The present invention relates to a diving weight belt, and in particular, to a diving weight belt that has a proper weight required for diving and can supply power to be consumed in various diving equipment. Background Art

[2] In general, a weight belt is used for offsetting positive buoyancies of a diver and a diving suit of the diver to generate neutral buoyancy.

[3] A conventional weight belt A' is composed of a buckle 6' formed of plastic or stainless material, a belt string 4' formed of hard nylon, and a plurality of weights 2' formed of lead connected to the belt string 4' as shown in FIG. 1.

[4] Meanwhile, an underwater light, an underwater scooter, a shark-repelling device, etc. are necessarily used by the diver at the time of underwater work.

[5] However, these devices require 12V so that a battery pack must be additionally required, which makes the whole equipment complicated and becomes an obstacle to the underwater work. Disclosure of Invention Technical Problem

[6] In order to solve the foregoing and/or other problems, it is an objective of the present invention to provide a diving weight belt, which has a rechargeable battery within a weight, a charging jack and a discharging jack to be used as a power supply for underwater electronic equipment, so that portable equipment can be more simplified. Technical Solution

[7] One aspect of the present invention is to provide a diving weight belt including a plurality of weights 2 connected to a belt string 4, and the weight 2 including: a main body 22 of which an opening is formed at a top portion, a receiving portion 221 is formed inside, and long holes 223 to which the belt string 4 is connected are formed at both ends; a plurality of rechargeable batteries 222 inserted into the receiving portion 221; a cover 23 disposed at an opening of the main body 22; a charging jack 24 disposed at one outer side of the main body 22 and electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries 222; and a discharging jack 25 disposed at the other outer side of the main body 22 and electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries 222.

[8] Another aspect of the present invention is to provide a diving weight belt including a plurality of weights 2 each having a rechargeable battery 222; and a belt string 4 having several pockets 5 for receiving the respective weights 2, a built-in main inter- connection 7 for electrically connecting the weights 2 received in the respective pockets 5, and a waterproof connector 74 for connection to the underwater electronic equipment at an end of the main interconnection 7.

Advantageous Effects

[9] According to the present invention as described above, underwater electronic equipment can be directly powered from a weight so that the portable equipment can be made simple, and the weights having a power supply function are plural so that a power supply time can be remarkably increased, which thus significantly facilitates underwater work and enhances efficiency. Brief Description of the Drawings

[10] FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a conventional diving weight belt.

[11] FIG. 2 is a perspective view illustrating a diving weight belt according to an embodiment of the present invention.

[12] FIG. 3 is a disassembled perspective view illustrating the weight of FIG. 2.

[13] FIG. 4 is a longitudinal view illustrating the weight of FIG. 2.

[14] FIG. 5 is a perspective view illustrating a weight of a diving weight belt according to another embodiment of the present invention.

[15] FIG. 6 is a perspective view illustrating a diving weight belt according to yet another embodiment of the present invention. Best Mode for Carrying Out the Invention

[16] Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to accompanying drawings.

[17] FIG. 2 is a perspective view illustrating a diving weight belt according to an embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 3 is a disassembled perspective view illustrating the weight of FIG. 2, and FIG. 4 is a longitudinal view illustrating the weight of FIG. 2.

[18] As shown in the drawings, a plurality of diving weight belts A of the present invention are connected to a belt string 4. The weight 2 includes: a main body 22 of which an opening is formed at a top portion, a receiving portion 221 is formed inside and long holes 223 to which the belt string 4 is connected are formed at both ends; a plurality of rechargeable batteries 222 inserted into the receiving portion 221; a cover 23 disposed at an opening of the main body 22; a charging jack 24 disposed at one outer side of the main body 22 and electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries 222; and a discharging jack 25 disposed at the other outer side of the main body 22 and electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries 222.

[19] The main body 22 is a weight having its cross-sectional surface being a trapezoid, is usually made of a stainless material, has the receiving portion 221 inside, and has long holes 223 to which the belt string 4 is connected at both ends. [20] The rechargeable battery 222 is inserted into the receiving portion 221 of the main body 22, and a coal tar 224 is filled between the rechargeable battery 222 and the receiving portion 221. [21] The coal tar is an oil-type liquid generated as a byproduct when the coal is subjected to dry distillation at high temperature. [22] FIG. 5 is a perspective view illustrating a weight of a diving weight belt according to another embodiment of the present invention. [23] As shown in FIG. 5, the long holes 223 are formed at both ends of the main body 22 so that a securing ability between the holes and the belt string 4 can be enhanced, which can thus fasten the weight 2 to the belt string 4. [24] Power of 12V is used for typical underwater electronic equipment, so that it is preferable for the rechargeable battery 222 to supply the power of 12V. [25] For example, a set of eight rechargeable batteries 222 of 1.5V may be employed to supply 12V. [26] The cover 23 is sealed for the opening formed in the receiving portion 221 of the main body 22. [27] That is, a packing material (not shown) which can stand water pressure and has a waterproof ability is interposed between the cover 23 and the opening, and the cover

23 is completely sealed and connected thereto. [28] The weight 2 preferably weighs 1.2kg, and a set of about seven weights is disposed in the belt string 4 so that a total weight of about 8.2kg can be provided. [29] The charging jack 24 is disposed at an outer side of the main body 22, acts to recharge the rechargeable battery 222 when the power is exhausted, can be sealed at its opening by means of a cap 244, and has a charging cable 245 that can be received within the main body 22 and can be pulled out of the main body through the opening for electric charging from an external power supply. [30] The cap 244 has a screw line at its outer circumference to be screwed and has an O- ring 100 at the outer circumference so that it can stand the water pressure and can be secured more tightly. [31] The power supplied from one weight 2 can be preferably supplied for about 2 hours, and seven weights 7 are used to allow the power to be consumed for at least 10 hours. [32] The discharging jack 25 is disposed at the other outer side of the main body 22, and acts to operate underwater electronic equipment such as the underwater light, the underwater scooter, the shark repelling device, etc. using the power of the rechargeable battery 222. [33] The cap 252 is also screwed at the opening of the discharging jack 25 to implement sealing. [34] Connection and usage of the present invention as described above will now be described.

[35] The rechargeable battery 222 is inserted into the receiving portion 221 of the main body 22, the coal tar 224 is filled, and then the cover 23 is connected and sealed.

[36] The charging jack 24 and the discharging jack 25 are disposed at an outer side of the main body 22 to complete assembly of the weight 2.

[37] The belt string 4 is then connected to the long holes 223 of the weight 2 so that a set of about seven weights 2 is connected to the belt string 4.

[38] At the time of underwater work, the diver can connect the underwater electronic equipment to the discharging jack 25 of the weight 2 to allow the power to be supplied, and the power can be supplied from one weight 2 for about 2 hours, so that the power can be supplied for at least 10 to 14 hours when seven weights 2 are employed.

[39] Here, it is clear that voltage and time for supplying the power to one weight 2 can be adjusted.

[40] Meanwhile, FIG. 6 is a perspective view illustrating a diving weight belt according to yet another embodiment of the present invention.

[41] As shown in FIG. 6, the weight belt A' according to the another embodiment of the present invention includes: a plurality of weights 2 having respective rechargeable batteries 222 inside; and a belt string 4 having several pockets 5 for receiving the respective weights 2, a built-in main interconnection 7 for electrically connecting the weights 2 received in the respective pockets 5, and a waterproof connector 74 for connection to the underwater electronic equipment at an end of the main interconnection 7.

[42] A detailed structure of the weight 2 has been described above, so that the same reference numerals are used and a detailed description thereof is omitted for simplicity.

[43] The pocket 5 has the receiving portion 50 inside, a cover 51 to be secured by the

Velcro tape 52 is disposed above the pocket 5, and a connection jack 72 for connection to the discharging jack 25 is disposed in the receiving portion 50.

[44] The connection jack 72 is wired so as to be electrically connected to the main interconnection 7, and the waterproof connector 74 is disposed at an end of the main interconnection 7.

[45] Therefore, according to the another embodiment of the diving weight belt of the present invention, the weight 2 is received in each pocket 5, and the connection jack 72 is connected to the discharging jack 25, so that each weight 2 is electrically connected to the main interconnection 7.

[46] Therefore, when the underwater equipment is connected to the waterproof connector

74, power can be supplied for a loner time.

[47] [48] While this invention has been described with reference to exemplary embodiments thereof, it will be clear to those of ordinary skill in the art to which the present invention pertains that various modifications may be made to the described embodiments without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined in the appended claims and their equivalents. Industrial Applicability

[49] According to the present invention as described above, underwater electronic equipment can be directly powered from a weight so that the portable equipment can be made simple, and the weights having a power supply function are plural so that a power supply time can be remarkably increased, which thus significantly facilitates underwater work and enhances efficiency.

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[1] A diving weight belt comprising a plurality of weights 2 connected to a belt string 4, the weight 2 comprising: a main body 22 of which an opening is formed at a top portion, a receiving portion 221 is formed inside, and long holes 223 to which the belt string 4 is connected are formed at both ends; a plurality of rechargeable batteries 222 inserted into the receiving portion 221; a cover 23 disposed at an opening of the main body 22; a charging jack 24 disposed at one outer side of the main body 22 and electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries 222; and a discharging jack 25 disposed at the other outer side of the main body 22 and electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries 222.
[2] The diving weight belt according to claim 1, wherein a coal tar 224 for fixing the rechargeable battery 222 is filled in the receiving portion 221.
[3] The diving weight belt according to claim 1, wherein the charging jack 24 has an opening that can be sealed by a cap 244, and allows a charging cable 245 received in the main body 22 to be pulled out of the main body through the opening for charging from an external power supply.
[4] The diving weight belt according to claim 1, wherein the discharging jack 25 is screwed and sealed by a cap 252 at its opening.
[5] The diving weight belt according to claim 3 or claim 4, wherein the caps 244 and
252 have screw lines at their circumferences and have O-rings at the circumferences.
[6] The diving weight belt according to claim 1, wherein eight rechargeable batteries
222 each having 1.5V are a set.
[7] The diving weight belt according to claim 1, wherein seven weights 2 each weighing 1.2kg are a set.
[8] A diving weight belt comprising: a plurality of weights 2 each having a rechargeable battery 222; and a belt string 4 having several pockets 5 for receiving the respective weights 2, a built-in main interconnection 7 for electrically connecting the weights 2 received in the respective pockets 5, and a waterproof connector 74 for connection to the underwater electronic equipment at an end of the main interconnection 7.
[9] The diving weight belt according to claim 8, wherein the weight 2 comprises: a main body 22 of which an opening is formed at a top portion, a receiving portion 221 is formed inside, and long holes 223 to which the belt string 4 is connected are formed at both ends; a plurality of rechargeable batteries 222 inserted into the receiving portion 221; a cover 23 disposed at an opening of the main body 22; a charging jack 24 disposed at one outer side of the main body 22 and electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries 222; and a discharging jack 25 disposed at the other outer side of the main body 22 and electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries 222. [10] The diving weight belt according to claim 8 or claim 9, wherein the pocket 5 has a receiving portion 50 inside, has a cover 51 at its upper portion that can be opened or closed, and a connection jack 72 that can be connected to the discharging jack 25 is disposed in the receiving portion 50. [11] The diving weight belt according to claim 10, wherein the connection jack 72 is wired to be electrically connected to the main interconnection 7.
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