ApplicationNo. 06/794567 filed on 11/04/1985
US Classes:2/457, Hazardous material body cover2/338, Belt, strap, or strip constructions2/48, Aprons2/51, Workmen's2/76, Waistband: adjustable or elastic2/913, Chest encircling (e.g., shirt, vest, etc.)250/516.1, GarmentsD29/101.4Vest type
ExaminersPrimary: Rimrodt, Louis K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG21F 3/03 (20060101)
G21F 3/00 (20060101)
AbstractA garment for use in a radioactive environment comprises a front portion, a rear portion, a shoulder portion used for suspending the garment over the body of a wearer, and an elasticized belt fixed to the garment at substantially waist or hip level. The belt is adapted to be stretched, tightened and secured around the waist or hips such that at least a part of the weight of the garment is substantially transferred to the waist or hips. The front portion of the garment has a lower flap adapted to lie against the front of the wearer and an upper flap for folding over the lower flap. The elasticized belt is secured releasably to the upper flap of the rear portion. Securing means are provided for holding the belt in the stretched and tightened position, and this securing means comprises at least one Velcro strip attached to the outside surface (when worn) of the belt at the point where the belt is secured to the upper flap, and one or more corresponding Velcro strips secured to the inside surface of the belt at the free end thereof. The strips at each end are adapted to overlie each other when the belt is in the stretched and tightened position around the waist or hips of the wearer.