Andrew M Watt, Allen F Leatt, Calum MacKinnon: Apparatus and method for deploying, recovering, servicing, and operating an autonomous underwater vehicle. Coflexip, Akerman Senterfitt, May 21, 2002: US06390012 (73 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and methods for deploying, recovering, and servicing an AUV are disclosed. The apparatus includes a linelatch system that is made up of a tether management system connected to a flying latch vehicle by a tether. The linelatch system can be connected to a surface vessel by an umbilical o ...

Maurice Genini, Christian Athe, Jean Paul Aubert: Flexible composite tube. Coflexip, Cushman Darby & Cushman, March 17, 1981: US04256146 (70 worldwide citation)

A composite flexible tube is disclosed. The central portion of the core of the tube is formed of a plurality of hollow elements dipsosed concentrically about the longitudinal axis of the tube.

Bruno Roger Seguin, Rene Antoine Maloberti: Flexible pipe for riser in off-shore oil production. Coflexip, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, September 26, 2000: US06123114 (53 worldwide citation)

It is of the unbonded type and comprises, from the inside outwards, an internal leakproof assembly comprising a pressure vault, a first inner group of tensile armor (5), a second outer group of tensile armor (7) and an external sealing sheath (8), the tensile armor of the said inner and outer groups ...

Rene Maloberti, Patrick Narzul: Apparatus for transferring fluid between subsea floor and the surface. COFLEXIP, Charles W Fallow, Martin P Hoffman, March 6, 1990: US04906137 (51 worldwide citation)

A lower portion of a subsea oil delivery hose is held taut between bouyant devices installed on the hose and a stationary point on the subsea floor. A portion of the lower part of the hose, connected to the stationary point, has a curved portion that is concave in the direction of a wellhead to whic ...

Andrew M Watt, Allen F Leatt, Calum MacKinnon: Underwater power and data relay. Coflexip, Akerman Senterfitt, May 1, 2001: US06223675 (48 worldwide citation)

An underwater apparatus for performing subsurface operations adapted to be operated from a remote location above the surface of a body of water is disclosed. The apparatus includes a linelatch system that is made up of a tether management system connected to a flying latch vehicle by a tether. The t ...

Gilbert Chabrier: Method for reinforcing a hollow body made by winding a profiled section. Spie Batignolles, Coflexip, Young & Thompson, April 30, 1985: US04514245 (43 worldwide citation)

According to the method of the invention there is wound, around a hollow body (1) and in substantially contiguous turns, a flexible strip (2), the latter strip being fixed onto the hollow body. The strip is of a material, the tensile limit of which is in excess of that of the material of which the h ...

Wayne Dupont, Richard Rinehart, John McManus: Dynamic umbilicals with internal steel rods. Coflexip, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, October 29, 2002: US06472614 (43 worldwide citation)

In an umbilical, one or more steel rods, which provide strength and ballast, are wound helically within the umbilical along with the steel tubes and/or elongated active umbilical elements. These steel rods replace some or all of the thermoplastic filler elements that would otherwise be included with ...

Jean Michel Lequeux: Flexible tubular conduit with heating means and stiffening means for transporting pressurized fluids. Coflexip, Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, June 27, 1995: US05428706 (42 worldwide citation)

A tubular conduit for the transport of fluids under pressure includes a flexible outer tubular sheath, a group of stiffening reinforcements, a flexible inner tubular sheath or tube, and if applicable at least one intermediate flexible tubular sheath, and a heater in the form of electrically conducti ...

Andre Sugier, Jose M Herrero: Hose including an aluminum alloy. Institut Francais du Petrole, Coflexip, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, January 4, 1994: US05275209 (39 worldwide citation)

A reinforced hose including at least one of a pressure-resistant reinforcement, a tensile-strength reinforcement and/or an inner carcass. At least one of the pressure-resistant reinforcement, the tensile-strength reinforcement and the inner carcass have at least one elongated element formed as one o ...

Remi Reynard, Christian Athe, Jean Paul Aubert: Riser pipe system for collecting and raising petroleum produced from an underwater deposit. Coflexip, Brisebois & Kruger, June 1, 1982: US04332509 (39 worldwide citation)

A piping or conduit system in which conduits to receive flow lines or flexible pipe can be connected end to end to form a riser assembly, and thereafter, the flow lines can be inserted through individual conduits of the assembly. The section contains a low density foam to impart essentially zero neg ...