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Powered Water Sports Board

Powered Water Sports Board

The Fin Drive System is a revolutionary drive system that can be implemented into surfboards, rescue boards, kayaks, canoes etc., to reduce the need for paddling.
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Powered Water Sports Board

We have designed, patented and built 'Fin Drive Systems' a revolutionary, unique drive system that can be implemented into a variety of water products including surfboards, sups, rescue boards, kayaks, canoes etc to reduce the need for paddling. We have released some of our range of products within the Australian, European and Asian markets. Our technology is easily integrated into a wide range of water sports products. We have the ability to increase the speed of our boards immensely with a
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Power Plant Changing Sea Wave Energy into Electric Energy

This invention is about a power plant changing the potential and kinetic energy within the wave motion into electric energy through the designed system. The pontoon element positioned on a main shaft is moved vertically up/down and this motion is transferred to the pulleys as rotary motion through the belt. As a result of the changing of linear motion into rotary motion, the input shaft of reducer is actuated both clockwise and counterclockwise. This two-way motion is changed into one-way rotary
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3D Forward Looking Sonar Apparatus

USA Patent - 8,717,847,B2 UK Patent - GB2500246B UK Patent - GB2509644B With the Echopilot 3D FLS (Forward Looking Sonar) you can see all the contours of the sea bed spread out in front of you, colour coded with red being dangerously shallow, and refreshed so fast that you can keep your speed. You can see an arc of the seabed ahead, and can travel at night, in uncharted or changing areas seeing the hazards in good enough time to avoid them. See http://www.forwardsonar.com for details
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Lighting solution for pilots, navigators, truck drivers, ...

Here is a lighting solution that is truly unique. Designed from the ground up to fulfill the lighting requirements for a highly reliable easy to use light source for both general high intensity white lighting and low intensity red lighting for night adaptation. For example, airplane cockpits use red lights so pilots can read their instruments and maps while maintaining night vision to see outside the aircraft. The same can be said for navigators on ships, truck drivers, train engineer, control
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Sea going barge train

A sea going barge train or modular tanker vessel for ocean transportation of cargo, such as oil or other dry or liquid materials, consisting of a forward traction unit, a rear powered caboose unit and a series of modular units or barges interposed therebetween wherein the units are serially and flexibly interconnected by means of a universal type coupling which permits relative limited yaw, pitch and roll movement between units. The hull of each barge unit is substantially semi-cylindrically sha
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System for Reducing the Number of Predator Fish

ABSTRACT The system includes a capsule member made from a material which is not dissolvable in water but is dissolvable in the digestive fluids of a predator fish. The capsule contains a material which, following ingestion by a predator (game/sport) fish, results in death of the predator fish. A connecting member is secured to the capsule, and is adapted to be secured to a prey (bait) fish such that when the prey fish is released in a body of water, such as a lake, in the vicinity of the predat
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Motorised Surfboard/Surf Rescue Board

We have developed a motorized surfboard and surf rescue board. Our technology can be easily adapted to most water craft including surfboards, surf rescue boards, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and other water craft. Our products will allow the surfer to paddle through the surf using the assistance of a motor, therefore limiting the fatigue usually experienced by constant paddling when surfing. Our motorized rescue boards will improve response time and fatigue management in mass rescue situati
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FH2 1 Rescue Craft

The FH2 1 Rescue Craft is to be used on Oil Rigs, Passenger ships, Commercial Fishing ships, and Cargo ships or any other Sea Vessel. The Rescue Craft would take the place of existing Life Boats used today. The FH2 1 Rescue Craft houses 16 people in case of a Disaster and can be used in high seas or packed Ice evacuation situation. The outer shape of the craft is ball shaped and houses another ball shaped sphere inside the unit. The second ball shape houses the Evacuees. The ball shape is used b
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Hooded Life Jacket with insulated and filtered hydration system

Life Jacket including a hood and a hydration system. The hood may include insulated neoprene protecting the head from the water. The hydration pack may be insulated. The hydration bladder may include a flow tube with a filter providing clean water to the user. The life jacket may include waterproof insulated pockets protecting contents therein. Type 1, type 2, and type 3 coastguard pfd classifications.
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Tube Cleaning Apparatus

This essentially magnetic device is foremost intended for use with tubing in fish-tanks. Algae, natural waste and food debris all combine to deprive fish of life-sustaining oxygen. In a healthy aquatic environment with waters replenished, filters rinsed, oxigen levels maintained - fish may thrive. Contrariwise, fail to achieve the above and your pump will soon grind to a halt. Result, "dead fish!" Brushes often don't reach, or have to be re-inserted. The magnetic device does facilitate tub
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Hull Structure, in Particular for Seagoing Vessels

The invention relates to a hull structure, in particular for seagoing vessels, comprising a primary bearing structure (14) that is in the form of a grating consisting of transverse bearings (17; 34) and longitudinal bearings (18; 35) that are connected together for supporting at least one wall (16), and a secondary reinforcing system (19) that is secured to said wall (16), said reinforcing system essentially consisting of profile braces (20) that are arranged esentially parallel in relation to e
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Surface Independent, Surface-Modifying, Multifunctional Coatings and Applications Thereof

The invention provides surface treatments that reduce or eliminate marine biofouling of various surfaces. A surface that is to be subjected to a marine environment can be treated with a mPEG-DOPA. The treated surface is thus rendered less susceptible to fouling of the surface.
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Boat Suspension

Boats and suspensions are provided, wherein the boat includes at least one hull, and at least one sponson, the at least one hull and at least one sponson connected by a shock-absorbing suspension member. The suspension greatly reduces the accelerations of the main hull, such that the hull accelerations are generally substantially less than the accelerations of the sponsons at selected speeds.
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Method for the Depth Control of a Towfish

A method for the depth control of a towfish (6) examining the bottom (10) of a body of water, having a measuring boat (1), a magnetic floating body (3), which is towed by the measuring boat (1) at a certain distance, and a towfish (6) dependant on the floating body (3), wherein the profile of the bottom (10) determined by the measuring boat (3) is taken into consideration in the depth control of the towfish (6), characterized in that the depth of the towfish (6) is controlled via a first rope (5
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System for Generating Energy from Marine Dynamics

The invention relates to a system for generating energy from marine dynamics by means of compressing the air housed in contained inside conductor pipes and turbines, through a unit with a spherical geometry in the surface of which various holes are made, capturing the energy which is produced in the environment thereof, independently of marine dynamics. The holes of the sphere are connected to conductor pipes by a conical structure to allow capturing a larger volume of water and at the other end
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Ejector Intended for Submarine Runners Located on the Fixed Parts of Thermoplastic Injection Moulds

The invention consists of: a metal rod (1) made from tempered, nitrided steel, having a size and geometrical shape that vary depending on the size of the runner and the thermoplastic part to be ejected, with cylindrical models being the most commonly used; a lower body (2); and a mushroom-shaped head (3) which represents the main characteristic of the invention and prevents functional wear due to friction, reducing the high risk of damage to the mould, as well as providing the resulting savings
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Submersible Device

A submersible device (100; 500) comprising a data recorder (106) configured to record data and an inflator (102). The inflator (102) is configured to raise the device (100; 500) towards the surface of liquid surrounding the device in use. The inflator (102) comprises a balloon (104; 504) that is inflatable by the gaseous product of a chemical reaction on experiencing a trigger. The device (100; 500) also comprises an antenna (112) configured to transmit the recorded data when the device (100; 50
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Method for Adjustment of Operation Condition of Fin-type Vibration Propulsive Device

The present invention pertains to the field of water transport actuators, and it can be used for motion excitation of ships, underwater robotic fishes, motorboats, etc. The objective of the invention is to increase the efficiency of operation of fin-type vibration propulsive device. The proposed method lies in equipping of vibration propulsive device with two identical fins and making of each fin in the form of thin-walled semi-cylinder chute. Fins are jointed to propulsive device in such manner
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Hydrodinamic Fine-type Vibration Propulsive Device

The present invention pertains to the field of water transport actuators, and it can be used for motion excitation of ships, underwater robotic fishes, motorboats, etc. The objective of the invention is to reduce energy loss during operation of the propulsive device and to increase velocity of motion of floating vehicle. The proposed propulsive device is equipped with drive, transmission mechanism and double fin (Fig.2). Each fin of propulsive device is made in the form of thin-walled semi-cylin
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Method for Control of Operation Condition of Hydrodynamic Fin-type Vibration Propulsive Device

The present invention pertains to the field of water transport actuators, and it can be used for motion excitation of ships, underwater robotic fishes, motorboats, etc. The objective of the invention is to increase the efficiency of operation of vibration propulsive device and to simplify the procedure for motion control. In accordance with the proposed method motion of fin (1) is activated with the aid of direct-current driving motor (4). Control of operation condition lies in reduction of brak
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Hydrodynamic Fin-type Vibration Propulsive Device

The present invention pertains to te field of water transport actuators, and it can be used for motion excitation of ships, underwater robotic fishes, motorboats, etc. Its objective is to simplify design of the fin and to increase efficiency of propulsive device. The proposed propulsive device is equipped with drive, transmission mechanism and double fin with varying surface area. Each fin of the propulsive device is made from two thin-walled plates mutually connected by hinge. Additionally pres
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Method for Adjustment of Operation Condition of Fyn-type Vibration Propulsive Device

The present invention pertains to the field of water transport actuators, and it can be used for motion excitation of ships, underwater robotic fishes, motorboats, etc. The objective of the invention is to increase the efficiency of operation of fin-type vibration propulsive device. The proposed method lies in equipping of vibration propulsive device with two identical fins and making of each fin in the form of thin-walled semi-cylinder chute. Fins are jointed to propulsive device in such manner
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Bottom hinged plate wave energy converter with floats to increase rotational stiffness

A wave energy converter of the bottom-hinged plate type has at least one buoyancy body 101 rigidly connected fore or aft of the collector plate 103. This increases the effective stiffness of the plate by increased rotational restoring torque (201 figure 2) and decreases rotational inertia as the float displaces some of the undisturbed water (301, figure 3) around the collector plate 103 that would increase the effective mass of the plate 103. This allows larger devices to be built with desirable
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Enclosure for sea-motion generator

A machine for generating power from the motion of the sea incorporates a gas-tight buoyant enclosure 101 which is normally filled with air and open to the sea forming a moonpool 105 at its lower end. Generating machinery 121 can operate within a gaseous atmosphere and the machine allows human access, wet via the moonpool and/or dry via an airlock 111 and gas-tight hatches 113 which can be above sea surface 107. The internal gas mixture can allow work such as installation, maintenance and upgrade
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Wave energy device with flaps hinged on inclined axes

A flap type wave energy converter has one or more buoyant paddles 121 that are hinged about an inclined (diagonal) axis. They may be hinged to the arms 107 of a V or Y shaped frame 101. The frame may be filled with air. The adjacent edges of two flaps may be provided with a part conical tube (411, figure 3) so that they maintain an approximately constant clearance. The tubes may be filled with air to provide buoyancy for the flaps. The device may be tethered (303, figure 2) and adjusted by winch
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Apparatus for variably cycling the depth of water in a water tank

Apparatus for variably cycling the depth of water in a water tank (4, 4A) between an upper water level and a lower water level. The apparatus comprises a water outlet aperture (5,5A) for location in the tank and having a size to enable water to flow out of the tank at an output rate; pulley strings (7, 7A) for moving the water outlet aperture between an upper position in the tank and a lower position in the tank; and a water inlet (8) for supplying water into the water tank at an input rate; and
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Trimming device for e.g. autonomous underwater vehicle, in oil and gas industry, has bellow trimming unit with two bellows, where bellows are formed from wall made of flexible material for changing vo

The device has a bellow trimming unit with two bellows (101, 102) that are connected by a fluid connection. A trimming fluid is exchanged between the bellows by the fluid connection, and has density different than that of water. The bellows are formed from a wall made of flexible material for changing volumes of the bellows, where the wall has a section that is guided using a bellow guide. The trimming unit has a conveying device for conveying the fluid between the bellows over the fluid connect
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Singular Kayak

A new leisure boat concept developed to be light, detachable, easy to transport and with sail and engine options. Based on the ordinary kayak we all know, but with special characteristics to make it available to all kind of public: * Full size : 4,00 mts for 1 passenger 5,00mts for 2 passengers * Detachable : fits in a box 1,1×0,6×0,6Mts * Light : weights only 20Kg * Rigid : full rigid hull for high performance characteristics * Sail : Designed for good sailing per
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Device for the Exploitation of Sea Wave Energy

The Asset relates to a submarine/underwater device intended to be used over a short distance from the coast at depths of 20/30 meters which operates by differential pressure (use of differential pressure ridge/trough), to generate electricity. With the smallest cell (about 7 meters diameter) is expected to generate 250 kilowatts (figure likely to increase articulating the dimensions of the cell and the set of diaphragms). By the tests performed and data collected, this device is able to so
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Varable displacement pump ( VDP )

The VDP are designed for having high efficiency in all numbers of revolutions , rpm:s and power delivered by the connected engine. the delivered shaft power from the engine are consumed almoust 100% in all engine rpm:s by the VDP, and thus the efficiency are maximum at all engine rpm:s !! The VDP can be used as a pump,hydraulic motor as well as delivering water in a marine jet system, the WJP-VDP . The existing marine jet systems (MJS ) are using : a) Fixed propeller in a tube. b) Controll
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Folding LOTS/COTS/bridge-building craft

A ‘Floatainer’ is a unique barge which folds into the exact dimensions of a 6 m shipping container. When folded, standard shipping container twist-lock fittings are exposed on all corners. When unfolded is of 10 m L.O.A. and 4.5 beam, and has a free-draining deck capable of carrying a 20-ton, 6 m shipping container or general cargo. Deck strength supports 15 ton, wheeled vehicles (eg military LAVS). Gunwales are 1 m x 1.2 m solid ‘beams’ (as in a Bailey Bridge) designed such that t
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Water jet propulsion drive for boats

Marine water jet propulsion consist of a engine who drive a water (one or two) pump ,in this case a variable displacement pump (VDP) protected by a granted PATENT. The water are discharged backwards at high velocity trough nozzles in the transom and the thrust will be directed in forward direction. Marine water jet propulsion offers a number of benefits to boaters such as 1) Safety,because water jet propulsion eliminate injuries caused by spinning propellers. 2) Running aground means
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Online Fishing Quota Data Management

For the past 18 months, we've been developing an online system to help the various parties within the fishing sector, to manage their annual quota allocations easier and more accurately. Currently quotas are managed by various agencies using spreadsheets or at best an Access type database. Our system is fully online and allows the PO (producer organisation) to manage their member's catch data and update their quota in real time. Vessel owners can login to their account and see what quota they
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Fluid Sampling Interface for a Submerged Water-Borne Vehicle

It is unsafe and often impossible for humans to directly assess potentially hazardous environments. Today, unmanned vehicles and robots are often used to perform activities that are difficult, dangerous, or impossible for humans. Unmanned vehicles are very successful obtaining materials that need to be chemically analyzed. For example, it is desirable to obtain chemical analysis of water samples at different locations and different depths. However, if there are high radiation or toxin levels, th
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Advanced Air Deploy Sonobuoy

A smaller package for air deploy active receivers is desired to allow new platforms to be used for launch. In addition a larger sonobuoy array is also desired but must fit into the existing launch canisters. APL researchers have invented a new ADAR which allows for a reduction in size to deploy the current standard sonobuoy configuration. This method uses a stacer which is a type of spring usually manufactured from beryllium copper or other spring material. The stacer is rolled into a helical
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Expandable Underwater Sensor Array

Precision placement of sensors underwater or on land to measure seismic, pressure, temperature events is difficult. The current techniques use a grid pattern of single cable sensors deployed individually. Especially underwater this is not practical and often results in a grid with overlaps and voids. This technology would be valuable in undersea mining and oil exploration. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a method to deploy sensor arrays in
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Use of Metallic Tape with Memory for Sonobuoy Hydrophone Deployment

An expandable platform for deploying sensors in a medium includes a housing and a structural member disposed inside the housing. A releasable restraint is connected to the structural member. Multiple arms are connected to the structural member. Each arm includes a material memory component that has a natural state, corresponding to a minimum energy state, in an extended configuration. The material memory component is energized by compacting the material memory component so that the arm fits with
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