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Simon Hastings Bittleston: Control devices for controlling the position of a marine seismic streamer. WesternGeco L L C, David S Figatner, Streets & Steele, December 30, 2003: US06671223 (77 worldwide citation)

A control device or “bird” for controlling the position of a marine seismic streamer is provided with an elongate, partly flexible body which is designed to be electrically and mechanically connected in series with a streamer. In its preferred form, the bird has two opposed wings which are independe ...


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Michael B Geiger: Underwater self-propelled surface adhering robotically operated vehicle. Kenneth A Roddy, September 7, 1999: US05947051 (71 worldwide citation)

An underwater self-propelled surface-adhering robotically operated vehicle capable of being navigated through a volume of water and of adhering itself to an underwater surface and traversing along the surface. The vehicle has a main body with an interior suction chamber and a motor driven impeller d ...


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C R Dunbar: Composite lightweight bullet proof panel for use on vessels, aircraft and the like. Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, April 6, 1993: US05200256 (67 worldwide citation)

A lightweight armor lining for use in projecting objects such as vessels and like craft from high speed projectiles includes an extended sheet-like body having a weight of less than eight (8) pounds per square foot and having an inner strike surface being positioned away from the object to be protec ...


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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 (60 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 ...


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Redfern John T: High-pressure optical bulkhead penetrator. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Sciascia Richard S, Johnston Ervin F, Keough Thomas G, July 23, 1974: US3825320 (51 worldwide citation)

A fitting including a bushing extending through a high-pressure hull provs a multichannel data capability while possessing resistance to an extreme pressure differential. A cylindrical or tapered plug of glass having a graded refractive index or a cylindrical or tapered bundle of fiber optics is bon ...


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Charles K Lavan Jr: Torpedo countermeasures. Loral Corporation, L A Germain, December 3, 1991: US05069109 (47 worldwide citation)

A device which is deployable in the ocean environment to defeat an active torpedo comprises a mesh net structure constructed of a plurality of flat ribbons oriented in a particular geometric orientation with uniform spacings between adjacent ribbons, the ribbons being comprised of synthetic material ...


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Mark R Patterson, James H Sias: Modular autonomous underwater vehicle system. Kaufman & Canoles, November 30, 1999: US05995882 (45 worldwide citation)

An autonomous underwater vehicle system for ocean science measurement and reconnaissance is about six feet long and 13 inches in diameter and includes various improvements which make turn-key, networkable, autonomous or tethered operation in aquatic environments possible. The improvements include a ...


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John F Scarzello, Peter B Keller, Richard W Harrison: Mine sweeping system for magnetic and non-magnetic mines. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Jacob Schuster, January 28, 1997: US05598152 (43 worldwide citation)

A mine sweeping system including deployable horizontal antennas to establ a detection and navigation grid extending underwater from a beach to a distance offshore. A computer-controlled transmitter unit having a waveform generator and amplifier, transmits signals to each antenna, at unique frequenci ...


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John T Fowler: Streamer interface adapter cable mounted leveler. The Laitram Corporation, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, December 8, 1987: US04711194 (42 worldwide citation)

A cable leveling device is attached to a streamer cable by providing an adapter module secured between two seismic streamer cable sections with one of the cable strain members secured to the adapter. An overlying coaxial housing is mounted for rotation about the adapter module so as to rotate with r ...


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David M Nugent, Thomas D Barron, Thomas A Frank: Method and apparatus for retrieving an unmanned underwater vehicle. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, James M Kasischke, Michael F Oglo, Jean Paul A Nasser, July 29, 2003: US06600695 (40 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for retrieving an untethered submarine tube-retrievable UUV in which the untethered submarine tube-retrievable UUV may be retrieved through the torpedo tube of a submarine. The untethered submarine tube-retrievable UUV has a capture cable extending therefrom with a t ...



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