Splash guard for a snorkel

  • US 6,994,085 B2
  • Filed: 08/18/2004
  • Issued: 02/07/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A splash prevention device for a snorkel having a breathing tube, the splash prevention device comprising:

  • a) a hollow housing located on a top end of the breathing tube and having a top opening located in an interior of the hollow housing opposite the breathing tube and communicating with an interior of the breathing tube;

    b) a U-shaped pivotal member pivotally connected to the housing and having a cross member;

    c) a float member pivotally connected to the cross member of the pivotal member; and

    d) a pivotal cover connected to the U-shaped pivotal member and having a projection;

    wherein the float member and the pivotal member pivot relative to the housing between open and closed positions, in the open position the projection of the pivot cover is spaced apart from the top opening of the housing and in the closed position the projection of the pivot cover covers and seals the top opening of the housing such that the projection prevents splashed water from entering the top opening, wherein the pivotal cover is pivotally connected to an intermediate portion of the cross member, wherein the pivotal cover includes a tab extending opposite to the projection, and the float member includes a top stop, whereby, the tab engages the top stop to limit pivotal movement.

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