Global Patent Index - EP 1024859 A2

EP 1024859 A2 2000-08-09 - CLOSED CIRCUIT DIVING SYSTEM WITH INTERCHANGEABLE GAS CONDITIONING PACKS FOR PERSONAL USE

Title (en)

CLOSED CIRCUIT DIVING SYSTEM WITH INTERCHANGEABLE GAS CONDITIONING PACKS FOR PERSONAL USE

Title (de)

TAUCHVORRICHTUNG MIT GESCHLOSSENEM KREISLAUF UND AUSWECHSELBAREM GASKONDITIONIERUNGSBLÖCKEN FÜR DEN PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE PLONGEE A CIRCUIT FERME, MUNI DE BOITIERS INTERCHANGEABLES DE CONDITIONNEMENT DE GAZ ET DESTINE A L'USAGE PERSONNEL

Publication

EP 1024859 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98939893 A

Priority

  • US 9816516 W
  • US 5539197 P
  • US 5534397 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9907442A2] A closed circuit rebreather system with a base and modular, detachably affixable breathing bag assemblies. An interchangeable base unit is provided, preferably in backpack form, containing gas supply bottles, regulation equipment, and interconnecting hoses. A personalized, closed circuit, modular breathing bag assembly is provided which can be customized for each diver and or for a particular mission, by changing tidal volume and/or gas scrubber charge size in the breathing bag. The modular breathing bag assembly, regardless of customizing, is reliably interchangeable with any one of a plurality of base units, via a commonly sized and configured base to breathing bag fastener system. Quick and easy attachment to the base units, with accompanying gas supply and regulation equipment, is facilitated by quick connect gas connections, and modular electrical connections. By use of personal, modular, breathing bag assemblies, divers avoid the necessity to re-use equipment where the breathing circuit has been utilized by prior divers, thus avoiding biological cross-contamination and the potential for passage of contaminants and illnesses between subsequent users.

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

A62B 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A62B 7/02 (2006.01); A62B 19/02 (2006.01); B63C 11/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A62B 19/02 (2013.01); A62B 7/02 (2013.01); B63C 11/24 (2013.01); B63C 2011/027 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9907442 A2 19990218; WO 9907442 A3 19990610; WO 9907442 A9 19990506; AU 8825598 A 19990301; EP 1024859 A2 20000809; EP 1024859 A4 20020724

INPADOC legal status


2003-09-17 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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2002-07-24 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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2002-07-24 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

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2000-08-09 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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