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US20150251739 DOCKING STATION FOR UNDERWATER ROBOT  
The present disclosure relates to a docking station whereby an underwater robot can be maintained, repaired and managed all the time. According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a docking...
US20120111994 CROSS-FLOW FAN PROPULSION SYSTEM  
The present invention includes improvements to cross-flow fans and cross-flow fan propelled aircraft including improved control, a dynamically adjustable vortex wall and internal housing, a vortex...
US20150183498 Personal Submersible Drone for Aquatic Exploration  
The invention is directed toward an autonomous submersible aquatic drone, a system utilizing an autonomous submersible aquatic drone and a control unit, a control unit for controlling an...
US20120145066 Subsurface Vortex Assisted Distributed Propulsion Active Hull  
High velocity subsurface craft, apparatus or method positively affecting propulsion and limiting drag by the use of a rotating body with selected Surface Treatment. The Active Hull Platform...
US20130125806 Long-range UUVs  
In one aspect, the invention is a vehicle working in ambient-pressure liquid or gas medium; in a second, it is a fuel tank for such craft—usually with a housing and related propulsion; the tank is...
US20130291782 SMOOTH, SPHEROIDAL, APPENDAGE FREE UNDERWATER ROBOT CAPABLE OF 5 DOF MOTIONS  
An underwater robot includes a body including a first end, and a second end, opposite the first end, and first and second actuation units positioned inside the body. Each actuation unit includes a...
US20130068153 WAVE-POWERED ENDURANCE EXTENSION MODULE FOR UNMANNED UNDERWATER VEHICLES  
An Endurance Extension Module (EXM) for powering an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle. The EXM converts wave motion to locomotive thrust, towing the UUV from point to point or keeping it in place...
US20110126752 Submarine With Underwater Exhaust Discharge During Snorkeling Mode  
A submarine or surface watercraft is equipped with at least one, preferably supercharged charging diesel engine, which serves to charge the vessel's batteries and which is operated in a controlled...
US20140226440 DEPLOYMENT OF SEABED DEVICE  
A method of deploying a device to the seabed with a submersible vehicle, the vehicle having a hull which defines a hull axis and appears substantially annular when viewed along the hull axis. The...
US20120024216 Submarine with a Propulsion Drive with an Electric Motor Ring  
In one aspect, a submarine with a boat hull and a propulsion drive for the submarine the propulsion drive is arranged outside the boat hull and comprises a housing and a first electric motor, with...
US20150210359 Submersible vessel having retractable wing and keel assemblies  
A submersible vessel having wing and keel assemblies that are extendable for wind-powered surface operation and retractable to reduce drag for submerged operation or to place the vessel in a more...
US20090211511 Multiplex-Thruster Systems for Delivering Thrusting Flow  
Designs and techniques for fluid thrusters and vehicles that are powered by propelling fluids with fluid thrusters. Multiplex-thruster (MT) systems are disclosed that include a single thruster and...
US20120210926 DC POWERED ROV AND UMBILICAL  
A method of operating a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) includes launching the ROV from a vessel into water; supplying a direct current (DC) power signal to the ROV from the vessel via...
US20120298030 UNDERWATER ROBOT  
An underwater robot is configured to be charged in response to a charging signal from a charging dock, and includes a main body having a waterproof chamber, and an electric power unit disposed in...
US20090293794 SHAFT SEAL PRESSURE COMPENSATION SYSTEM FOR AN UNDERWATER DEVICE  
A shaft seal pressure compensation system for an underwater device such a remotely operated vehicle powered by motor driven thrusters where the shaft of the motor extends from a motor housing into...
US20090031940 Underwater Vehicle With Sonar Array  
An underwater vehicle including an axi-symmetric framing system rotatable about a centerline to define a shell of revolution having a uniformly-convex outer boundary. A narrow-beam sonar array is...
US20090235870 AUTOMATED POSITIONING AND SUBMERSIBLE OPEN OCEAN PLATFORM  
An open-ocean fish-growing platform has a submersible cage structure for growing fish, an antenna for receiving positioning signals transmitted from an external source, a position-correction...
US20080127878 General Purpose Submarine Having High Speed Surface Capability  
The present invention provides a submarine that is capable of surface operation with its passenger compartment completely or predominately above the waterline. The vessel is capable of high-speed,...
US20050235899 Fish-shaped underwater navigating body, control system thereof, and aquarium  
A fish-type underwater navigation body includes a caudal turning section provided for a caudal section of a main unit, a pair of first side turning sections provided in front lower sections of the...
US20090241826 SUBMERSIBLE VEHICLES AND METHODS FOR TRANSITING THE SAME IN A BODY OF LIQUID  
A submersible vehicle for use in a body of liquid includes a vehicle body, a pair of fins coupled to the vehicle body on opposed sides thereof, and a dihedral angle control system. The dihedral...
US20140345513 HIGH SPEED SURFACE CRAFT AND SUBMERSIBLE VEHICLE  
A water craft comprising: an elongated hull comprising a passageway having an inlet and an outlet;a pump jet disposed within said passageway intermediate said inlet and said outlet;said pump jet...
US20110179988 Underwater Vehicle  
An underwater vehicle comprising an electrical power generation system that converts thermal energy from a body of water into electrical energy is disclosed. The vehicle comprises the electrical...
US20070276552 Underwater crawler vehicle having search and identification capabilities and methods of use  
Apparatus for inspecting a submerged object and methods of use are provided, wherein a crawler vehicle includes a vortex generator, traction system and sensor system. Data from the sensor system...
US20130083624 AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE FOR MARINE SEISMIC SURVEYS  
An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for recording seismic signals during a marine seismic survey. The AUV includes a body having a flush shape; an intake water element located on the body and...
US20130025523 MARINE OR UNDERWATER VEHICLE AND ASSOCIATED SECURING METHOD  
Marine or underwater vehicle designed to be secured to a recovery cable includes contactless elements (6) for detecting the recovery cable (2), the element being capable of guiding the vehicle (1)...
US20150197326 UNDERWATER VEHICLE PROVIDED WITH HEAT EXCHANGER  
An electric battery for the propulsion of vehicles in an underwater environment, comprising a cylindrical tubular casing defining a main chamber housing an anhydrous electrolyte; intake members to...
US20140360420 MULTI-COMPONENT ROBOT FOR BELOW ICE SEARCH AND RESCUE  
The invention relates to remotely operated multi-component search robots for underwater search and rescue operations, and particularly suited for searches under ice.
US20080264323 Submersible Vehicle  
A submersible vehicle having an outer hull which defines a hull axis and appears substantially annular when viewed along the hull axis, the interior of the annulus defining a duct which is open at...
US20140140170 JET-PUMP-BASED AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR COUPLING TO OCEAN BOTTOM DURING MARINE SEISMIC SURVEY  
An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is configured to record seismic signals during a marine seismic survey. The AUV includes a body having a base (B) and first and second sides (A, C), the body...
US20140213126 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle  
An unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) is disclosed. The UUV includes a body and a propulsion system for propelling and orienting the UUV. The propulsion system has an inlet formed in the body that...
US20140251199 JET-PUMP-BASED AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR COUPLING TO OCEAN BOTTOM DURING MARINE SEISMIC SURVEY  
An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for recording seismic signals during a marine seismic survey. The AUV includes a body having a head part and a tail part); a propulsion system for guiding...
US20120137951 STREAMLINE SUBMERSIBLE VEHICLE WITH INTERNAL PROPULSION AND A MULTIDIRECTIONAL THRUST VECTORING MECHANISM FOR STEERING  
A streamline submersible vehicle having an internal propulsion system and a multidirectional thrust vectoring mechanism for steering.
US20100139544 Variable speed drive for subsea applications  
Variable Speed Drive (1) for subsea installations (20), subsea vessels or subsea vehicles, as well as to a corresponding subsea installation (20), subsea vessel or subsea vehicle, has an...
US20140152455 AUTONOMOUS UNDER WATER VEHICLE FOR THE ACQUISITION OF GEOPHYSICAL DATA  
The present invention has, as a first object, an autonomous underwater vehicle equipped for the acquisition of the gravimetric and magnetic gradient near the seabed, characterized in that it...
US20110107955 UNDERWATER TRAVELING VEHICLE  
An underwater traveling vehicle includes: a vehicle body 2; an endless track means 3 which is rotatably mounted to the vehicle body 2; a drive means which is provided in the vehicle body 2 so as...
US20120137950 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRESSURE HARVESTING FOR UNDERWATER UNMANNED VEHICLES  
An underwater vehicle includes systems for harvesting ambient hydrostatic pressure and storing the same as a gas pressure in a compressed gas system and as a water pressure in a pressurized...
US20090013691 PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL THERMAL POWER GENERATOR  
An energy producing device, for example a submersible vehicle for descending or ascending to different depths within water or ocean, is disclosed. The vehicle comprises a temperature-responsive...
US20140109821 Aquatic Vehicle  
An underwater vehicle includes a fore-body and a flexible aft. The flexible aft includes a flexible body. The flexible body includes a spring body including a spring element extending along a main...
US20150136012 MODULAR RAPID DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM FOR BUILDING UNDERWATER ROBOTS AND ROBOTIC VEHICLES  
A modular system for building underwater robotic vehicles (URVs), including a pressure vessel system, modular chassis elements, a propulsion system and compatible buoyancy modules. The pressure...
US20140261139 Underwater Vessel with Above-Water Propulsion  
A vessel for transporting a payload through water having a body which travels below the surface of the water and carries the payload, fins extending laterally from the body below the surface of...
US20110023768 DEVICE CLOSELY CONTACTING OBJECT SURFACE AND MOVABLE  
A device capable of adhering to and moving along the surface of an object, comprising: the main casing comprising an outer casing and an inner casing;an outer sealing member mounted at the opening...
US20100301168 System and Process of Vector Propulsion with Independent Control of Three Translation and Three Rotation Axis  
The present invention relates to a propulsion system of a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft or vehicle moving in any fluid or vacuum and more particularly to a vector control system of the...
US20110061584 Water Entry System  
A water entry system increases the drag of an underwater vehicle by disrupting the cavity that forms during high-speed transit of the vehicle through the water. A series of inlet ports are...
US20100139545 SUBMERSIBLE APPARATUS INCLUDING FLEXIBLE WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES  
A submersible apparatus (10) which can be fully submerged in a liquid medium, includes: a sealed hollow body (12) having a longitudinal main axis (A); at least one driving member (14, 36, 52) for...
US20100186656 Underwater Vessel with Above-Water Propulsion  
A vessel for transporting a payload through water having a body which travels below the surface of the water and carries the payload, fins extending laterally from the body below the surface of...
US20170081002 AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED UNDERWATER VEHICLES  
Autonomous underwater vehicles are described that are stackable with other like autonomous underwater vehicles on a suitable launch platform, such as within a vertical missile launch tube of a...
US20170021902 HUMAN THERMAL WARMING SUITS FOR WET SUBMERSIBLES  
Thermal warming suits for a human occupant of a wet submersible vehicle are described. The thermal warming suits provide a dedicated envelope configured to encase at least a portion of the human...
US20160280345 AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR COUPLING TO OCEAN BOTTOM DURING MARINE SEISMIC SURVEY  
An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is configured to record seismic signals during a marine seismic survey. The AUV includes a body having a base (B) and first and second sides (A, C), the body...
US20160257386 UNDERWATER VEHICLE DESIGN AND CONTROL METHODS  
Vehicles designed to use ground effect forces to control a positioning of the vehicle relative to a surface as well as their methods of use are described.
US20160257385 UNDERWATER VEHICLE DESIGN AND CONTROL METHODS  
Vehicles designed to use ground effect forces to control a positioning of the vehicle relative to a surface as well as their methods of use are described.
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