TODAY’S PATENT – SHARK REPELLANT PATCH
The Shark Repellant Patch was invented by Justin Hayes, patented by the USPTO on the 1st of April, 1997, bearing patent number US5616333A.
The present invention relates to an improved delivery system for a shark repelling substance, and more particularly to an easily opened, impermeable, highly flexible enclosure for a shark repellant.
Shark attack is a long recognized problem faced by divers and surfers as well as recreational ocean swimmers. A variety of devices are known that include electrical, mechanical, and chemical techniques for warding off a shark attack.
The present invention provides a shark repellant patch that delivers a chemical shark repellant into an aqueous environment upon demand. The shark patch includes a highly flexible, impermeable membrane that seals a shark repelling substance to a highly flexible base. The shark patch can be secured to a diver’s body with a strap or belt.