Dive mask

  • US 5,860,168 A
  • Filed: 06/13/1997
  • Issued: 01/19/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A dive mask comprising:

  • a frame having receptacles for receiving a strap for securing the mask to a diver'"'"'s face;

    the frame having an opening for receiving a window;

    a window in said frame opening; and

    a soft skirt secured between said window and said frame opening and extending rearwardly for sealing engagement with the diver'"'"'s face;

    said soft skirt having a nose enclosure and a nose compression recess on each side of said nose enclosure for permitting one-handed compression of the diver'"'"'s nostrils, said soft skirt further comprising a purge valve at a lower end of said nose enclosure and a purge channel for directing air bubbles from said purge valve away from said window.

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