Patent Number: 6,168,056

Title: Device for inflating/deflating the shoulder straps of a means intended to be worn on the back by a person

Abstract: A device for inflating and deflating the shoulder strap of a satchel that includes an inflatable cushion located inside the strap that is connected to an inflation/deflation mechanism formed of a resilient deformable material including a bulb-like pump and a deformable valve housing coupled to the pump by a connecting line. The valve housing contains a ball valve that automatically opens when the pump is activated to inflate the cushion and closes to prevent air from escaping from the cushion when the pump is deactivated. Depressing the valve housing displaces the ball valve allowing air to escape from the cushion. The inflation/deflation mechanism is integrally mounted inside a pad that is attachable to a satchel by a fixed strap and an adjustable strap.

Inventors: Bertholon; Christiane (Saint Marcellin, FR)

Assignee: Tenesee S.A.

International Classification: A45F 3/12 (20060101); A45F 3/00 (20060101); A45F 3/04 (20060101); A45C 13/30 (20060101); A45F 003/12 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018