Integrated or attached space occupying cephalic restraint collar for improved life jacket performance

  • US 6,776,678 B2
  • Filed: 12/07/2001
  • Issued: 08/17/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/08/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A restraint device for aiding a personal flotation device'"'"'s ability to roll wearer from an airway submerged position to an airway protected position, said device comprising:

  • a restraint adjustable in neck opening size to snugly engage a wide range of different wearer neck sizes, said restraint substantially filling the area beneath the chin of the different neck size wearers for maintaining the head of the different neck size users in a desired position once the restraint has been properly sized and positioned to a wearer'"'"'s neck size, said restraint adapted for secured positioning within or adjacent to a neck opening of a personal flotation device;

    wherein said restraint includes a cephalo-mandibular splint;

    wherein said splint is disposed within a cover;

    wherein said cover is releasably attached to the personal flotation device.

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