Wet suit material and wet suit made thereof
Diving suit with neck and wrist seals
In situ conversion of hydrocarbonaceous oil
Trunk restraint free wet suit
ApplicationNo. 544013 filed on 10/17/1995
US Classes:2/2.15Underwater diver`s body cover
ExaminersPrimary: Crowder, C. D.
Assistant: Jenkins, Shirra L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA41D 007/00
AbstractA zipperless wetsuit constructed of a plurality of panels of material, some of which are stretchier than others. A majority of an upper body region of the wetsuit is constructed of panels of highly stretchable wetsuit material which utilizes a central layer of foam rubber and one or two surrounding laminates of nylon having a higher denier value than previous wetsuits. Strategic panels of the wetsuit are constructed of single nylon laminate foam rubber material which has maximum pliability and stretchability. A double-collar upper entryway allows a wearer to enter the suit without the use of a zipper. An inner collar includes an aperture which may be stretched apart to allow entry of the wearer. An outer collar extends over the head of the wearer in a continuous circle to seal the inner collar against the wearer's neck. A rear bib attached to the back of the suit has a pair of adjustment straps which extend around either side of the neck of the wearer to couple with the outer surface of the outer collar and render the entry portion water-tight. Various panels of the suit are made of conventional material, with panels of varying flexibility to reduce the transitions between the less stretchy and more stretchy portions.