05146625 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 10 patents.

A cooling vent having opposed front and back panels to substantially cover a user's torso, the panels being non-integral along at least a first side and a first shoulder. First shoulder connector means allows the front and back panels to be releasably connected to one another such that the first shoulder can open or close. A plurality of elongated pockets are provided on at least one of the panels and preferably both, each of which has an opening to receive a cooling pack into the pocket. By virtue of the foregoing open side and shoulder construction, the vest can be removed sideways after use allowing a user to wear protective headgear, such as a gas mask, until after the vest is removed and without having to attempt to remove the vest over their head. In one embodiment, each pocket has inner and outer walls, each wall having a structural layer and an insulation layer. The insulation layer of the inner wall inhibits too rapid cooling of the user's torso which might otherwise occur, while the cooling by the gel packs.

Title
Cooling vest
Application Number
7/676092
Publication Number
5146625
Application Date
March 27, 1991
Publication Date
September 15, 1992
Inventor
Harry W Nettleton
Hansville
WA, US
Sandra L Steele
Kingston
WA, US
Assignee
Steele And Associates
WA, US
IPC
A41D 1/04
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