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Title:
UPRIGHT HUMAN FLOATATION APPARATUS AND PROPULSION MECHANISM THEREFORE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003010043
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An apparatus (10) for the purpose of flotation and transportation on water, having a pair of buoyant wing-shaped floats (100), and food wells (410) in the floats designed to be under the center of buoyancy of each float. The apparatus may futher comprise a tether (300) attached to each float at the user's ankle height. Accessories may be attached to one or more floats. The invention further provides a number of propulsion mechanisms (200), one of which a support structure (230), a buoyant flap (210) articulated to the support by an articulation having an axis of rotation that is both within 45 degrees of horizontal and substantially perpendicular to the direction of travel, the flap being movable substantialy in rotation about the axis, the rotation being in a semicylindrical space behind the axis.

Inventors:
ROSEN YOAV (US)
Application Number:
US0223284W
Publication Date:
October 09, 2003
Filing Date:
July 22, 2002
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Assignee:
WAVEWALK INC (US)
ROSEN YOAV (US)
International Classes:
B63B34/56; B63H16/08; B63B35/81; B63H1/32; (IPC1-7): B63B35/83
Foreign References:
US5421759A1995-06-06
US5127855A1992-07-07
US6468118B12002-10-22
US3605676A1971-09-20
US5120249A1992-06-09
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