Resources Contact Us Home
Offshore fluid transfer system

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #7182660.

Apparatus for transferring fluid between first and second floating vessels is described, comprising a submerged rigid transfer arm defining a fluid conduit for receiving fluid from a first vessel, a first end of the arm attached to the first floating vessel so as to allow the arm to pivot about at least two axes, and loading apparatus located at the second end of the arm and attachable to the second floating vessel for transferring fluid from the fluid conduit to the floating vessel. The apparatus is provided with draught regulating means operable to increase and decrease the draught of at least a part of the apparatus, and a support structure, such as an outrigger arm with a fender system projecting from the rigid arm and adapted to brace the apparatus against the second floating vessel.

  Recently Added Patents
Toothbrush holder
Information terminal, setting information distribution server, right information distribution server, network connection setting program and method
Method and apparatus for generating soft bit values in reduced-state equalizers
Self-assembled, micropatterned, and radio frequency (RF) shielded biocontainers and their uses for remote spatially controlled chemical delivery
Multiple CQI feedback for cellular networks
Random access for wireless multiple-access communication systems
Fast and compact circuit for bus inversion
  Randomly Featured Patents
Mapping electrical crosstalk in pixelated sensor arrays
Exercise method for the arms
Semiconductor wafer storage apparatus and semiconductor device fabricating apparatus using said apparatus
Full dynamic range reflectarray element
Fan assembly
Method of purifying germanium bodies
Flat cable, connection device therefor and electric circuit apparatus
Monoclonal antibodies recognizing L-thyroxine
Synchronized clock using a non-pullable reference oscillator
Packaging sleeve