Patent Number: 6,332,819

Title: Object retrieval device used in water

Abstract: A water retrieval device that is attached to a valuable item to prevent that item from sinking and being lost in muddy or deep water. The device may be in the shape of a latex fish, which contains chemicals that react with the surrounding water that is drawn into the device. Once the device and the attached item are in the water, the device sinks and resurfaces to the top of the water with the reaction of the chemicals releasing carbon dioxide gas within the internal cavity of the device. The device then becomes more buoyant and brings the attached item to the surface of the water, thereby preventing the item from sinking further down into the water. The device can also be brightly covered and can protect a wide variety of items such as wallets, glasses and other valuables.

Inventors: Emmons; Jerrold K. (Columbus, OH)


International Classification: A44B 15/00 (20060101); B63B 022/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018