Patent Number: 7,704,015

Title: Expandable air bag construction for protection of an inflatable air cell in a diver's buoyancy compensator

Abstract: In an air cell of a buoyancy compensator an outer protective bag has a section of double layer construction. In the double layer area, two panels of elastic material are each juxtaposed adjacent a panel of non-elastomeric material. The elastic panels are spaced at a distance of each other such that during expansion when the elastic panels are at their limit, there is still an adjacent layer of non-elastomeric protective material. If a sharp object penetrates the elastic panel, it will not puncture the inner air cell unless it can also pierce the protective bag non-elastic layer.

Inventors: Toth; Douglas J. (Huntington Beach, CA)

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International Classification: B63C 11/02 (20060101); B63C 9/08 (20060101); B65D 30/20 (20060101); B65D 30/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 4/27/12018