Accession Number : ADD014363

Title :   At-Sea Recovery Handling System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 6 Oct 88, patented 26 Sep 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cavanagh, Robert D ; Nelson, Paul E

Report Date : 26 Sep 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent discloses a stabilizing system for use in conjunction with a crane/boom in which an object is held fast to a foam cushion within the system. A hook that forms part of the system grasps a sling holding the object and secures the object against the foam cushion. The object can be aligned by being rotated or tilted while held fast to the cushion. The object is prevented from swinging and swaying, thereby greatly reducing danger. Torpedo recovery, Patents. (edc)

Descriptors :   *MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT, *BOOMS(EQUIPMENT), *PATENTS, *STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, ALIGNMENT, CRANES, CUSHIONING, FOAM, HANDLING, HOOKS, RECOVERY, SHIPBOARD, SLINGS, TORPEDOES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE