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1. WO2000040459 - PROPULSION DEVICE FOR SNORKEL BOARD

Publication Number WO/2000/040459
Publication Date 13.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/029455
International Filing Date 13.12.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 17.07.2000
IPC
A63B 35/12 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
35Swimming framework with driving mechanisms operated by the swimmer or by a motor
08with propeller propulsion
12operated by a motor
CPC
A63B 35/12
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
35Swimming framework with driving mechanisms operated by the swimmer or by a motor
08with propeller propulsion
12operated by a motor
A63B 35/125
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
35Swimming framework with driving mechanisms operated by the swimmer or by a motor
08with propeller propulsion
12operated by a motor
125the motor being driven by compressed air carried by the swimmer
Applicants
  • AQUADYN UNDERWATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US/US]; 8124 155th Place North Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33148, US
Inventors
  • DONAHUE, Christopher; US
Agents
  • ROBBINS, Glenn, K., II; Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Suite 2000 10 South Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102, US
Priority Data
09/218,35422.12.1998US
09/264,41408.03.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PROPULSION DEVICE FOR SNORKEL BOARD
(FR) DISPOSITIF DE PROPULSION POUR PLANCHE A TUBA
Abstract
(EN)
The invention comprises a propulsion system attachment for use with a flotation board (50) adapted with a mounting plug (20). The propulsion system comprises a shell housing (12) which is adapted to be removably attached to a mounting plug member (20) provided on the flotation board (50), a propeller motor (14), a power supply (16) for the motor (14), and a remote control (32) for operating the speed of the motor (14). The propulsion system also comes equipped with an air bag (36) for maintaining buoyancy to the flotation board (50) and to support the weight of the snorkeler. The air bag (36) is provided with an air line (38) so that the snorkeler can inflate and deflate as necessary to effect the proper buoyancy level. The snorkel board (50) has handles (54) for the user to grasp to aid in maneuvering the board. A supplemental air bag (66) may be disposed underneath the rear of the snorkel board to help provide additional buoyancy to the board (50) in the water.
(FR)
L'invention concerne une fixation d'un système de propulsion qui s'utilise avec une planche de flottaison (50) équipée d'un bouchon de montage (20). Le système de propulsion comprend un boîtier de coquille (12) conçu pour se fixer de manière amovible à un élément du bouchon de montage (20) ménagé sur la planche de flottaison (50). Le système de propulsion comprend également une source d'alimentation (16) du moteur (14), une télécommande (32) pour régler la vitesse du moteur (14), et un coussin d'air (36) pour assurer la flottabilité de la planche de flottaison (50) et servir d'appui au poids de l'utilisateur du tuba. Le coussin d'air (36) est muni d'une conduite d'air (38) qui permet à l'utilisateur du tuba de le gonfler ou le dégonfler selon qu'il sera nécessaire, afin d'obtenir le niveau de flottabilité requis. La planche de flottaison (50) est munie de poignées (54) que l'utilisateur peut saisir pour manoeuvre la planche. Un coussin d'air supplémentaire (66) peut être disposé sous l'arrière de la planche de flottaison pour apporter une flottabilité additionnelle lorsque la planche (50) est mise à l'eau.
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