Patents by Inventor Joseph A. Muklevicz

Joseph A. Muklevicz has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4457730
    Abstract: A vacuum packaged flotation device is provided comprising the combination of an inflatable flotation device, equipment for inflating the flotation device which comprises a valve, a container for holding an inflating medium and the inflating medium, and a sealed vacuum package containing the inflatable flotation device and the equipment for inflating same, which is provided with at least one device for automatically or manually, actuating the inflation of the flotation device; wherein the inflation of the flotation device is triggered by a pull force which acts either automatically or manually on one or more connecting lanyards which are attached at one end to the actuation device, which lanyards extend through the vacuum package in such a manner as to preserve the integrity of the vacuum seal, while at the same time allowing the manual triggering of the actuation device with the exertion of a pull force of no more than about 7-15 Kg from any of a plurality of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Assignee: Gulf & Western Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Gordon T. Foster, Joseph A. Muklevicz