US Patent No: 7,150,667

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Metal air battery and buoyancy module for life vests

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An individual flotation device includes a shell that has a cavity for receiving air and a housing that is connected to the shell. The housing has a metal air battery compartment that is dimensioned and configured to receive a metal air battery and also has an aperture. The housing may be located on the shell such that the aperture will generally remain above water during use of the flotation device. A membrane that may comprise hydrophobic properties may be located within the aperture of the housing.

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMYWASHINGTON, DC6432

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Leung, Fee Chan Hazlet, NJ 18 82

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DIRECTED ELECTRONICS, CANADA INC. (1)
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EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC. (1)
4,237,526 Battery operated device having a waterproof housing and gas discharge vent 43 1978
 
MUSTANG SURVIVAL CORP. (1)
5,458,516 Atmospheric self inflatable suit 12 1994
 
The Gillette Company (1)
6,492,046 Metal-air battery 23 2000
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (1)
6,464,742 Floating air breathing power source (FABPS) 5 2000
 
YARDNEY TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC., A CORP. OF DE. (1)
4,885,217 Air cathodes and materials therefor 19 1987
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
5,603,648 Outdoor survival garment 18 1995
6,439,941 Automated fail-safe sea rescue flotation system 10 2001

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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (2)
8,104,653 Air-breathing battery backpack frame 1 2008
8,579,170 Air-breathing battery backpack frame 0 2012

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