ApplicationNo. 07/007139 filed on 01/27/1987
US Classes:244/151R, Harness244/142, Parachutes244/151AParchute harness connection
ExaminersPrimary: Peters, Joseph F. Jr.
Assistant: Smith, Gary L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB64D 17/00 (20060101)
B64D 17/30 (20060101)
AbstractA parachute harness including a pair of shoulder straps having connected to the upper portion thereof at front and rear spaced apart locations a pair of riser straps which rise upwardly to connect with the canopy shroud lines. The forward and rearward riser straps of the right and left pair are releasably connected together intermediately in close spaced relationship to form at the intermediate location a fulcrum point such that during opening shock the riser straps are connected together at the fulcrum point for swaying of the jumper to and fro generally about such fulcrum point. After deployment of the canopy, the riser straps may be released at the fulcrum point to permit the intermediate portion of the riser to draw apart to assume orientations angling generally upwardly and outwardly from the respective anchor points to thus minimize oscillation of the jumper under the canopy and stabilize the jumper during his descent and while making manuevers and landing.