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