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1. (WO1997039943) IMPROVED WATERCRAFT AND HULL SYSTEMS
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/1997/039943    International Application No.:    PCT/US1997/006566
Publication Date: 30.10.1997 International Filing Date: 24.04.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    19.11.1997    
IPC:
B63B 1/04 (2006.01), B63B 1/12 (2006.01), B63B 7/08 (2006.01), B63B 35/73 (2006.01)
Applicants: MICROMARINE, LTD. [US/US]; 55-57 Cape Road, Mendon, MA 01756 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
HULBIG, William, F. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SCAPPATICCI, Anthony, J. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: HULBIG, William, F.; (US).
SCAPPATICCI, Anthony, J.; (US)
Agent: CORLESS, Peter, F.; Dike, Bronstein, Roberts & Cushman, L.L.P., 130 Water Street, Boston, MA 02109 (US)
Priority Data:
08/637,403 25.04.1996 US
Title (EN) IMPROVED WATERCRAFT AND HULL SYSTEMS
(FR) SYSTEMES AMELIORES D'EMBARCATIONS ET DE COQUES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The invention includes new hull systems and watercraft. In particular, the invention provides a watercraft hull (10) that has a pivot axis (22) forward of the hull waterline fore-aft center line (24). That pivot axis (22) will be the deep water point of the hull and provides a fulcrum point around which the hull turns during a direction change. The forward pivot axis (22) surprisingly imparts high manoeuvrability (i.e. the ability to execute turns of reduced radius) relative to prior systems, even at low speeds.
(FR)L'invention inclut de nouveaux systèmes de coques ainsi qu'une embarcation. Elle propose notamment une coque (10) d'embarcation ayant un axe de pivot (22) à l'avant de la ligne centrale longitudinale (24) de la ligne de flottaison. Ledit axe de pivot (22) passe par le point le plus immergé de la coque et forme un point de pivot autour duquel la coque tourne lors d'un changement de direction. L'axe de pivot décalé vers l'avant (22) assure à l'embarcation une manoeuvrabilité (c'est-à-dire la capacité d'effectuer des virages à rayon réduit) étonnamment élevée par rapport aux systèmes existants, même à basse vitesse.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)