Accession Number : ADD015582
Title : Electromagnetic Marker Float Release.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 15 Oct 91, patented 31 Mar 92,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Domborwski, James H ; Marn, William H
Report Date : 31 Mar 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The present invention provides a marker float release that includes a housing; an electromagnet mounted to the housing having an electromagnetic core; and a buoyant element having a permanent magnet. The buoyant element is positioned against the housing so that the permanent magnet is magnetically attracted to the electromagnetic core with sufficient force to hold the buoyant element adjacent to the housing when the housing and the buoyant element are submerged in water by inducing a magnetic field in the electromagnetic core. A flexible line having one end attached to the buoyant element and another end attached to the housing links the buoyant element to the housing. Magnetic field reversing means is operably coupled to the electromagnet for selectively reversing the magnetic field of the electromagnetic core, thereby permitting the buoyant element to be released from the housing.
Descriptors : *MARKERS, *PERMANENT MAGNETS, *RELEASE MECHANISMS, *BUOYS, *PATIENTS, ELECTROMAGNETS, FLOATS, HOUSINGS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MAGNETS, BUOYANCY, MAGNETIC CORES
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
Electricity and Magnetism
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE