Combined life vest and descender apparatus

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FIG. 1 is a front and right side perspective view of a combined life vest and descender apparatus showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a rear and left side perspective view thereof; and,

FIG. 3 is an enlarged perspective view showing the rear and right side of the descender apparatus shown without the life vest for clarity of illustration.


The ornamental design for a combined life vest and descender apparatus, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited
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638950 December 1899 Addison et al.
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1065385 June 1913 Bailey
4130176 December 19, 1978 Paulie
4171795 October 23, 1979 Bianchi
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Patent History
Patent number: D490135
Type: Grant
Filed: Apr 28, 2003
Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
Assignee: American Escape Systems, Inc. (Rochester Hills, MI)
Inventor: William E. Henson (Otter Lake, MI)
Primary Examiner: Lucy Lieberman
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: Alex Rhodes
Application Number: 29/180,573
Current U.S. Class: Belt Or Vest Type (e.g., Life Preserver) (D21/805); Vest Type (D29/101.4); Rescue (D29/124)
International Classification: 2902;