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Title:
VARIABLE BUOYANCY PROFILING FLOAT
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2015096418
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a variable buoyancy profiling float which executes autonomous profiling and monitoring for a long period.SOLUTION: A variable buoyancy profiling float 2 is provided. The variable buoyancy profiling float may include a spherical glass housing 4 comprising a first hemisphere and a second hemisphere. The first and second hemispheres may be connected through a partial vacuum in the spherical glass housing. A floating system may be arranged at least partially in the spherical glass housing. The floating system may be configured so as to provide variable buoyancy control to the variable buoyancy profiling float. A sensor bundle may be attached to the spherical glass housing so as to measure at least one environmental parameter.

Inventors:
DOUGLAS C WEBB
MARK BELCHER
LAWRENCE BOVIE
ROBERT CORRELLUS
ANDREW ELSKAMP
HUGH E FARGHER
THOMAS PATTERSON
ERNEST PETZRICK
DAVID PINGAL
DANIEL RYAN
ANDREW SEALEY
CLYDE STREETER
JAMES TRUMAN
WILLIAM WALLACE
STEVEN ARRUDA
ROBERT MELVIN
THOMAS ALTSHULER
Application Number:
JP2014231054A
Publication Date:
May 21, 2015
Filing Date:
November 13, 2014
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TELEDYNE INSTRUMENTS INC
International Classes:
B63B22/00; B63B22/08; B63B22/14
Domestic Patent References:
JP2006501458A2006-01-12
JP2003127974A2003-05-08
JPS60176890A1985-09-10
JPH0545590A1993-02-23
JP2010025286A2010-02-04
Foreign References:
WO2006070577A12006-07-06
US3587122A1971-06-28
WO2011052647A12011-05-05
US8333295B12012-12-18
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
特許業務法人快友国際特許事務所



 
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