Global Patent Index - EP 0998959 A1

EP 0998959 A1 2000-05-10 - Emergency breathing device

Title (en)

Emergency breathing device

Title (de)

Notatemschutzgerät

Title (fr)

Dispositif respiratoire d'urgence

Publication

EP 0998959 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99630018 A

Priority

US 18802298 A

Abstract (en)

A combination outer clothing article and emergency breathing device includes a pocket in the clothing article for receiving the device body, an upper tube and mouthpiece extending from the device body to a releasable fastener on the clothing article, and an exhaust tube extending from the device body to a back side of the clothing article. The device body includes an inhalation chamber with a pair of inhalation valves. The inhalation chamber includes a perforated frame sheet, a quantity of porous stuffing material, and a filter bag that is substantially impermeable to snow yet allows for the free passage of air therethrough. The pair of inhalation valves provides redundancy and potentially makes inhaling easier than exhaling. Each of the valves include a design that has a valve flap that is displaced from the valve seat in the valve flap's rest position so that the valve flap is not likely to freeze against the valve seat due to moisture in the exhaled breath and the freezing temperatures that will be encountered in an avalanche. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A62B 33/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A62B 33/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A62B 33/00 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

US 5490501 A 19960213 - CROWLEY THOMAS J [US]

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE FR IT LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 0998959 A1 20000510

INPADOC legal status


2001-08-22 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010126

2001-01-17 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: AT CH DE FR IT LI

2000-05-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT CH DE FR IT LI

2000-05-10 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI