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1. US20150307173 - Remotely operated vehicle power management system and method of use

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United States of America
Application Number 14695759
Application Date 24.04.2015
Publication Number 20150307173
Publication Date 29.10.2015
Grant Number 09828076
Grant Date 28.11.2017
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B63G 8/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
GOFFENSIVE OR DEFENSIVE ARRANGEMENTS ON VESSELS; MINE-LAYING; MINE-SWEEPING; SUBMARINES; AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
8Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
B63G 8/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
GOFFENSIVE OR DEFENSIVE ARRANGEMENTS ON VESSELS; MINE-LAYING; MINE-SWEEPING; SUBMARINES; AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
8Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
14Control of attitude or depth
G05D 1/00
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
CPC
B63G 8/001
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
GOFFENSIVE OR DEFENSIVE ARRANGEMENTS ON VESSELS; MINE-LAYING; MINE-SWEEPING; SUBMARINES; AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
8Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines; ; Equipment specially adapted therefor
001Underwater vessels adapted for special purposes, e.g. unmanned underwater vessels; Equipment specially adapted therefor, e.g. docking stations
B60C 23/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
CVEHICLE TYRES TYRE INFLATION; TYRE CHANGING OR REPAIRING; REPAIRING, OR CONNECTING VALVES TO, INFLATABLE ELASTIC BODIES IN GENERAL; DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS RELATED TO TYRES
23Devices for measuring, signalling, controlling, or distributing tyre pressure or temperature, specially adapted for mounting on vehicles; Arrangement of tyre inflating devices on vehicles, e.g. of pumps or of tanks; Tyre cooling arrangements
B63G 8/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
GOFFENSIVE OR DEFENSIVE ARRANGEMENTS ON VESSELS; MINE-LAYING; MINE-SWEEPING; SUBMARINES; AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
8Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines; ; Equipment specially adapted therefor
14Control of attitude or depth
B63G 2008/007
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
GOFFENSIVE OR DEFENSIVE ARRANGEMENTS ON VESSELS; MINE-LAYING; MINE-SWEEPING; SUBMARINES; AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
8Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines; ; Equipment specially adapted therefor
001Underwater vessels adapted for special purposes, e.g. unmanned underwater vessels; Equipment specially adapted therefor, e.g. docking stations
002unmanned
005remotely controlled
007by means of a physical link to a base, e.g. wire, cable or umbilical
G05D 1/0022
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course or altitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
0011associated with a remote control arrangement
0022characterised by the communication link
H04L 63/10
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
63Network architectures or network communication protocols for network security
10for controlling access to network resources
Applicants OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Inventors Peter Andrew Robert Moles
Kevin Frances Kerins
Scott Beggs
Agents Maze IP Law PC
Title
(EN) Remotely operated vehicle power management system and method of use
Abstract
(EN)

A power management system comprises a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), a tether management system (TMS), and an umbilical operatively in communication with the TMS external electrical power interface and the TMS-to-ROV umbilical interface. The system can be configured to provide electrical power management that moves some or all of the electrical power required for ROV propulsion and tooling to the ROV and/or TMS, and maximizes available power and manages loads across all systems as necessary and by priority. Power management may also be required that features intelligent routing of power to subsystems and integration of variable frequency drives (VFDs).