Safety sleeve elastic device

  • US 6,202,263 B1
  • Filed: 07/14/1999
  • Issued: 03/20/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A stretchable apparatus, comprising:

  • an elastic member having first and second ends and configured to have a stretch of at least twice an original length;

    a flexible sleeve member having first and second ends and disposed around the elastic member in a loose-fitting configuration, wherein the sleeve member is configured with an elasticity less than the elastic member to thereby provide a stretch limitation to the elastic member; and

    first and second connectors secured to corresponding first and second ends of the elastic member, the first and second connectors further secured to corresponding first and second ends of the sleeve member.

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