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1. (WO2008048778) HIGHLY BUOYANT AND SEMI-RIGID FLOATING ISLANDS
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2008/048778    International Application No.:    PCT/US2007/080234
Publication Date: 24.04.2008 International Filing Date: 02.10.2007
IPC:
B63B 35/00 (2006.01), E01D 15/14 (2006.01)
Applicants: FOUNTAINHEAD, LLC [US/US]; 9625 Scanddia Rd., Shepherd, MT 59079 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
KANIA, Bruce, G. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
STEWART, Frank, M. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: KANIA, Bruce, G.; (US).
STEWART, Frank, M.; (US)
Agent: TEASE, Antoinette, M.; PO Box 51016, Billings, MT 59105 (US)
Priority Data:
60/862,444 21.10.2006 US
Title (EN) HIGHLY BUOYANT AND SEMI-RIGID FLOATING ISLANDS
(FR) ÎLES FLOTTANTES SEMI-RIGIDES ET À FLOTTABILITÉ ÉLEVÉE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A buoyant walkway or island and its method of manufacture. In a preferred embodiment, the buoyant walkway comprising: an internal frame comprising semi-rigid members that are attached to one another, said internal semi-rigid frame having openings; an internal block disposed in each of said openings, said internal blocks being spaced apart from one another by gaps and forming a top surface and a bottom surface; cured thermoplastic foam disposed in said gaps that attach said internal blocks to said semi-rigid internal frame and to one another; a permeable top layer that is attached to said top surface; and a bottom layer that is attached to said bottom surface.
(FR)L'invention concerne une passerelle ou une île flottante, et son procédé de fabrication. Dans un mode de réalisation préféré, la passerelle flottante comprend : un châssis interne comprenant des éléments semi-rigides qui sont reliés les uns aux autres, ledit châssis semi-rigide interne ayant des ouvertures ; un bloc interne disposé dans chacune desdites ouvertures, lesdits blocs internes étant espacés les uns des autres par des espaces et formant une surface supérieure et une surface inférieure ; de la mousse thermoplastique durcie disposée dans lesdits espaces qui fixent lesdits blocs internes au dit châssis interne semi-rigide et les blocs les uns aux autres ; une couche supérieure perméable qui est fixée sur ladite surface supérieure ; et une couche inférieure qui est fixée sur ladite surface inférieure.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)