Accession Number : AD0164256

Title :   Collapsible Pontoon.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : De Vries,Gerrit

Report Date : 28 SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent concerns a collapsible pontoon. It includes a flexible metal cage composed of a series of spaced-apart cables, an inner inflatable gas-impervious bag disposed within the metal cage and capable upon inflation of tightly engaging the cables of said cage; and an intermediate separate porous fabric bag located between the metal cage and the inflatable bag for providing support for the inflatable bag in the spaces between the cables of said metal cage.

Descriptors :   *Marine salvage, *Inflatable structures, *Patents, Pontoons, Fabrics, Coatings, Expandable structures, Collapse

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE