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Buoyancy engine module for an unmanned underwater vehicle
D649924 Buoyancy engine module for an unmanned underwater vehicle
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Inventor: Tureaud
Date Issued: December 6, 2011
Application: D/355,946
Filed: February 17, 2010
Inventors: Tureaud; Thomas F. (Fairfax, VA)
Assignee: Vehicle Control Technologies, Inc. (Reston, VA)
Primary Examiner: Chin; Cynthia M
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
U.S. Class: D12/317; D12/308
Field Of Search: D12/214; D12/308; D12/317; D12/318; 114/20.1; 114/244; 114/245; 114/312; 114/315; 114/316; 114/318; 114/319; 114/322; 114/330; 114/331; 114/332; 114/333; 114/337; 114/338; 440/49; 440/51; 440/53; 440/61R; 440/61T; 440/66; 440/76; 440/79; 440/80; 440/81; 440/89R
International Class: 1206
U.S Patent Documents:
Foreign Patent Documents: 39 27 725
Other References: Vehicle Control Technologies, Inc., "STTR Proposal No. N08A-016-0269--Expendable Glider for Oceanographic Research", Mar. 18, 2008, pp. 3-25.cited by other.
U.S. Appl. No. 29/351,242; filed Dec. 2, 2009; In re: Douglas E. Humphreys et al., entitled "Tail Module for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle". cited by other.
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Notice of Allowability for U.S. Appl. No. 29/351,242, filed Dec. 2, 2009; In re: Humphreys et al., entitled Tail Module for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle. cited by other.
Payment of Issue Fee for U.S. Appl. No. 29/351,242, filed Dec. 2, 2009; In re: Humphreys et al., entitled Tail Module for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle. cited by other.









Abstract:
Claim: CLAIM The ornamental design for a buoyancy engine module for an unmanned underwater vehicle, as shown and described.
Description: The present invention was made with Government support under Contract Nos. STTR N08-T016 and N00014-09-C-0527 awarded by the United States Navy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a buoyancy engine module for an unmanned underwater vehicle in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention, wherein a centrally located pair of adjacent dashed lines is included for indicating that no particular length is being claimed;

FIG. 2 is a front elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a rear elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a right elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a top plan view of the apparatus of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a left elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view of the apparatus of FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of a buoyancy engine module for an unmanned underwater vehicle in accordance with a second embodiment of the present invention, wherein a centrally located pair of adjacent dashed lines is included for indicating that no particular length is being claimed;

FIG. 9 is a front elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 8;

FIG. 10 is a rear elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 8;

FIG. 11 is a right elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 8;

FIG. 12 is a top plan view of the apparatus of FIG. 8;

FIG. 13 is a left elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 8; and,

FIG. 14 is a bottom plan view of the apparatus of FIG. 8.

The broken lines shown are included for the purpose of illustrating the unclaimed portions of the article and forms no part of the claimed design.

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