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Protective clothing ensemble with two-stage evaporative cooling

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AMRMC

A hazardous materials protective garment may use a two-stage evaporative cooling process to ease heat strain on the wearer of the garment. The garment may include an impermeable inner layer and a wicking outer layer. One or more reservoirs may be disposed interior to the inner layer for collecting condensed and/or unevaporated sweat. One or more pumps may move the sweat to the exterior of the impermeable layer for distribution in the wicking layer and evaporation from the garment.

Inventors: 
Berglund, Larry; Hoyt, Reed
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Other Fields
FIle Date: 
2012-05-25
Grant Date: 
2013-07-30
Grant time: 
431 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
7
Claim count percentile rank: 
9
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY