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1. (WO2015044474) IMPROVED UNDERWATER BALLOON FOR REDUCING WEIGHT

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/044474    International Application No.:    PCT/ES2014/070032
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 21 00:59:59 CET 2014
IPC: B63C 7/10
Applicants: ALFARO GOMEZ, Juan Carlos
Inventors: ALFARO GOMEZ, Juan Carlos
Title: IMPROVED UNDERWATER BALLOON FOR REDUCING WEIGHT
Abstract:
The invention relates to an improved underwater balloon for reducing weight, which balloon is of the kind that is formed of an inflatable float and a protective cover, can be fixed to the air intake grilles located in the underwater body of ships, and, once inflated, allows the submerged weight of the ship to be reduced. The balloon according to the invention comprises at least the following two primary components: an inflatable float (1) formed of an inflatable float having a number of internal divisions in the form of non-sealed longitudinal compartments, where two connectors are located, one connector for inflation by cylinder having a corresponding check valve, and one quick-release connection; and a cover (3) and straps (5) having quick-acting fasteners (6) for greater adjustability of the float.