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Class Information
Number: 441/33
Name: Buoys, rafts, and aquatic devices > Buoy > Container type > With means to release transponder, sensor, etc.
Description: Buoy wherein a transponder, hydrophone, sensor, or other related instrument is contained within the storage space and means for selectively releasing such instruments from the storage space is provided.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7946241 Methods and apparatus for marine deployment May. 24, 2011
7390233 Station keeping maneuverable articulating autonomous regenerative tactical (SMAART) buoy Jun. 24, 2008
7165504 Antenna linear extension and retraction apparatus for a submersible device, and method of use Jan. 23, 2007
7138603 Device for remotely decoupling coupled objects with a fusible link underwater Nov. 21, 2006
6183326 Communication buoy with ice penetrating capabilities Feb. 6, 2001
6018493 Sonar suspension apparatus Jan. 25, 2000
5676576 Submarine deployed sea-state sensor Oct. 14, 1997
5339288 Underwater sound source with remote controlled actuator Aug. 16, 1994
5184328 Underwater release mechanism Feb. 2, 1993
5175712 Underwater sound source with timed actuator Dec. 29, 1992
5117396 Large, air deployable, volumetric hydrophone array May. 26, 1992
5022013 Underwater release apparatus, underwater release system and method Jun. 4, 1991
5020032 Sonobuoy suspension system May. 28, 1991
4999816 Hydrophone deployment system for a sonobuoy Mar. 12, 1991
4927396 Sonobuoy May. 22, 1990
4924698 Method and apparatus for remote monitoring of oceanographic conditions May. 15, 1990
4861297 Releasable airborne buoy particularly for undersea listening Aug. 29, 1989
4850915 Apparatus for deploying and supporting a large aperture volumetric array in a medium Jul. 25, 1989
4834684 Ball lock release mechanism May. 30, 1989
4725988 System for deploying an array of sonar projectors Feb. 16, 1988
4673363 Marine measurement device Jun. 16, 1987
4654832 Sonobuoy retaining and release apparatus Mar. 31, 1987
4631956 Air deployed oceanographic mooring Dec. 30, 1986
4590590 Sonobuoy multiple depth deployment apparatus May. 20, 1986
4585190 Water activated pressurized gas apparatus for rescue applications Apr. 29, 1986
4571788 Double action pressure release Feb. 25, 1986
4497632 Inflatable buoy Feb. 5, 1985
4494938 Master buoy system for acoustic array deployment, using underwater glide bodies remotely launched from a submerged pod Jan. 22, 1985
4493664 Sonobuoy float inflation and depth selection initiators Jan. 15, 1985
4448068 Shallow water environmental/oceanographic measurement system May. 15, 1984
4430552 Thermal release device Feb. 7, 1984
4406631 Flotation device Sep. 27, 1983
4379534 Cargo lift system Apr. 12, 1983
4279025 Releasable airborne buoy Jul. 14, 1981
4209151 Banner stabilizer method and apparatus for air dropped articles Jun. 24, 1980
4208738 Deployable sonar array with interconnected transducers operated in the bending mode Jun. 17, 1980
4193057 Automatic deployment of horizontal linear sensor array Mar. 11, 1980
4189703 System for deploying a sensor array from transiting vessel Feb. 19, 1980
4186374 Transducer housing with release mechanism Jan. 29, 1980
4186370 Stabilized sonobuoy suspension Jan. 29, 1980
4161716 Very low frequency sonobuoy (VLF sonobuoy) Jul. 17, 1979
4075725 Sonobuoy casing Feb. 28, 1978
4065821 Acoustic buoy Jan. 3, 1978
3986159 Air dropped sonobuoy Oct. 12, 1976
3949441 Shallow water moored buoy Apr. 13, 1976

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