Resources Contact Us Home
Method and apparatus for fast deploying and retrieving of towed bodies

Image Number 3 for United States Patent #7429016.

In a method and apparatus for controlling the deployment of a towline connecting a mooring craft to an ejected object comprising the steps of monitoring velocity to determine when a point for optimum braking has been achieved and then engaging a brake system to retard deployment of the towline, a DC motor augments and controls the brake system. The DC motor further controls the retrieval of the object. A cutter mechanism uses a first blade to grip the towing cable to maintain tension thereon as a second blade cuts the cable. A spring biased boom in combination with spring biased fins on the ejected object rapidly deploys the object from its storage housing. A locking mechanism secures the deployment mechanism in a stable locked position upon the object reaching its fully extended position.

  Recently Added Patents
Wireless device with extendable antenna
Signal generator
Terminal device, system and computer readable medium
Image forming apparatus acquiring image processing time detected when the acquired time is longer that the previously set time and to correct output image density using generated patch pattern
Simultaneous image distribution and archiving
Deposition apparatus and method for manufacturing organic light emitting diode display using the same
Silicon carbide substrate, epitaxial wafer and manufacturing method of silicon carbide substrate
  Randomly Featured Patents
Presbyopic treatment system
Oblique projection optical system
Techniques for generating bit reliability information in a post-processor using an error correction constraint
Allocation system and method
Fuel cell automobile capable of reducing vibration
One-piece ceiling fan arm and blade unit
Secondary (back-up) roller design for the fillet rolling of the crankshaft
Semiconductor device having self-aligned contacts
Method of tissue repair
Method of making diamond product and diamond product