Buoyancy compensator weight system

  • US 6,527,480 B2
  • Filed: 07/26/2001
  • Issued: 03/04/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A buoyancy control system comprising:

  • an apparel unit adapted to be worn by a diver, the apparel unit including a panel;

    a pocket along the panel, the pocket having an interior and an exterior surface defining an opening communicating with the interior;

    a weight pouch configured to hold at least one weight and removably received within the interior of the pocket;

    a first connector portion coupled to the weight pouch;

    a second connector portion releasably coupled to the first connector portion; and

    an elastic band coup led between the apparel unit and the second connector portion, wherein the band biases the second connector portion away from the first connector portion such that the band pulls the second connector portion away from the first connector portion upon release of the first and second connector portions.

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