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1. WO2010058205 - INFLATABLE LIFE RAFT

Publication Number WO/2010/058205
Publication Date 27.05.2010
International Application No. PCT/GB2009/051552
International Filing Date 17.11.2009
IPC
B63C 9/04 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
CLAUNCHING, HAULING-OUT, OR DRY-DOCKING OF VESSELS; LIFE-SAVING IN WATER; EQUIPMENT FOR DWELLING OR WORKING UNDER WATER; MEANS FOR SALVAGING OR SEARCHING FOR UNDERWATER OBJECTS
9Life-saving in water
02Lifeboats, life-rafts or the like, specially adapted for life-saving
04Life-rafts
B63C 9/23 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
CLAUNCHING, HAULING-OUT, OR DRY-DOCKING OF VESSELS; LIFE-SAVING IN WATER; EQUIPMENT FOR DWELLING OR WORKING UNDER WATER; MEANS FOR SALVAGING OR SEARCHING FOR UNDERWATER OBJECTS
9Life-saving in water
22Devices for holding or launching life-buoys, inflatable life-rafts, or other floatable life-saving equipment
23Containers for inflatable life-saving equipment
B63B 45/04 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
45Arrangements or adaptations of signalling or lighting devices
04the devices being intended to indicate the vessel or parts thereof
CPC
B63B 2201/04
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING 
2201Signalling devices
04Illuminating
B63B 45/04
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING 
45Arrangements or adaptations of signalling or lighting devices
04the devices being intended to indicate the vessel or parts thereof
B63C 2009/0041
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
CLAUNCHING, HAULING-OUT, OR DRY-DOCKING OF VESSELS; LIFE-SAVING IN WATER; EQUIPMENT FOR DWELLING OR WORKING UNDER WATER; MEANS FOR SALVAGING OR SEARCHING FOR UNDERWATER OBJECTS
9Life-saving in water
0023Particular features common to inflatable life-saving equipment
0029Inflation devices comprising automatic activation means, e.g. for puncturing gas-generating cartridges
0041activated by presence of water
B63C 2009/042
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
CLAUNCHING, HAULING-OUT, OR DRY-DOCKING OF VESSELS; LIFE-SAVING IN WATER; EQUIPMENT FOR DWELLING OR WORKING UNDER WATER; MEANS FOR SALVAGING OR SEARCHING FOR UNDERWATER OBJECTS
9Life-saving in water
02Lifeboats, life-rafts or the like, specially adapted for life-saving
04Life-rafts
042inflatable
B63C 9/04
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
CLAUNCHING, HAULING-OUT, OR DRY-DOCKING OF VESSELS; LIFE-SAVING IN WATER; EQUIPMENT FOR DWELLING OR WORKING UNDER WATER; MEANS FOR SALVAGING OR SEARCHING FOR UNDERWATER OBJECTS
9Life-saving in water
02Lifeboats, life-rafts or the like, specially adapted for life-saving
04Life-rafts
Applicants
  • RAWLINGS-LLOYD, Conrad, Michael [GB]/[GB]
Inventors
  • RAWLINGS-LLOYD, Conrad, Michael
Agents
  • BARKER BRETTELL LLP
Priority Data
0821065.018.11.2008GB
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) INFLATABLE LIFE RAFT
(FR) RADEAU DE SAUVETAGE GONFLABLE
Abstract
(EN)
An inflatable life raft has a platform (12) or platform portion formed by two flexible panels (20,22) joined together by each of a plurality of threads (24) to limit the distance apart that the panels can be moved, the panels being sealed to each other at their edges to form a chamber. A sensor can detect when the life raft is in the water, and an inflation system is operable in response to such detection to inflate the chamber with a gas. Preferably, the threads have similar lengths so that, when the chamber is inflated, the panels are substantially parallel. Accordingly, it is possible to fabricate an inflatable life raft which does not balloon out and which can provide a substantially flat platform.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un radeau de sauvetage gonflable qui comporte une plateforme ou une partie de plateforme constituée par deux panneaux souples reliés l'un à l'autre par chaque filetage d'une pluralité destinée à limiter la distance séparant les panneaux qui peuvent se déplacer, les panneaux étant reliés de manière étanche l'un avec l'autre sur leurs bords afin de constituer une chambre. Un capteur peut détecter le fait que le radeau de sauvetage est à l'eau, et on peut actionner un système de gonflage en réponse à une telle détection afin de gonfler la chambre au moyen d'un gaz. Les filetages ont de préférence des longueurs similaires, de telle sorte que lorsque la chambre est gonflée, les panneaux sont sensiblement parallèles. Il en résulte qu'il est possible de fabriquer un radeau de sauvetage gonflable qui ne se déploie pas en forme de ballon et qui présente une plateforme sensiblement plate.
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