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Title:
VARIABLE GEOMETRY FIN
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/035229
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A variable geometry fin for use in a ship stabilization system is provided. A stabilization element adapted to extend below the water line of a ship. The stabilization element has a foil body and a trailing edge assembly extending from inside of the foil body. The trailing edge assembly includes an extension body having two opposing surfaces, a trailing edge attached to an end of the extension body, a vortex generator having protrusions and/or recesses on the two opposing surfaces, and at least one support guide located on an outboard side of the extension body. A deploy mechanism is attached to the foil body and the trailing edge assembly. The trailing edge assembly extends laterally from the foil body producing an additional surface area.

Inventors:
VENABLES, John, D. (8 Historic Drive, Monroe, CT, 06468, US)
PAPPAS, Christopher, M. (5841 Hickory Road, Saint Leonard, MD, 20685, US)
Application Number:
US2010/049462
Publication Date:
April 05, 2012
Filing Date:
September 20, 2010
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
NAIAD MARINE, INC. (50 Parrott Drive, Shelton, CT, 06484, US)
VENABLES, John, D. (8 Historic Drive, Monroe, CT, 06468, US)
PAPPAS, Christopher, M. (5841 Hickory Road, Saint Leonard, MD, 20685, US)
International Classes:
B63B39/06
Foreign References:
US4862820A1989-09-05
US6978728B22005-12-27
US3260232A1966-07-12
US2979010A1961-04-11
US5365870A1994-11-22
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WINTER, Gene, S. et al. (ST. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens LLC, 986 Bedford StreetStamford, CT, 06905-5619, US)
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