Suspended hammock

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5673444
SERIAL NO

08786238

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A suspended hammock for mountaineering is provided for suspending a climber adjacent a substantially vertical face of a mountain. The hammock includes a supporting membrane which forms a bed of a size to support the climber in a substantially prone position, and a `T`-shaped supporting frame to which the bed is attached by a plurality of suspension straps. The straps are positioned along the edges of the bed, with one strap being positioned at each side of the head end, two straps being positioned on each side in the middle, and a fourth strap being positioned on each side at the foot end of the bed. The straps can be adjusted in length by means of a buckle. The `T`-frame comprises a spreader bar and a cross bar, with the spreader bar being attached to the cross bar at it's midpoint. The suspension straps are attached in a spaced relationship to the first and second ends of the spreader bar. The `T`-frame in turn is attached to the mountain face by a set of `T`-frame suspension straps attached to the extreme ends of the cross bar and the first end of the spreader bar. One of the `T`-frame suspension straps can be made adjustable in length. The use of the suspended hammock reduces thermal exchange between the climber and the mountain environment while resting.

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NORTH FACE APPAREL CORP THE3411 SILVERSIDE ROAD 201 BAYNARD BUILDING WILMINGTON DE 19810

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Middendorf, John Hurricane, UT 3 22

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