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Publication numberUSD650319 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/376,767
Publication dateDec 13, 2011
Filing dateOct 12, 2010
Priority dateJul 13, 2009
Also published asUSD630994
Publication number29376767, 376767, US D650319 S1, US D650319S1, US-S1-D650319, USD650319 S1, USD650319S1
InventorsThomas F. Tureaud, Douglas E. Humphreys, Ronald D. Russell, Raymond K. Russell
Original AssigneeVehicle Control Technologies, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for mechanically guiding a water vehicle that is being released or retrieved
US D650319 S1
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Claims(1)
  1. The ornamental design for an apparatus for mechanically guiding a water vehicle that is being released or retrieved, as shown and described.
Description

The present invention was made with Government support under STTR Program Contract No. N07-037 awarded by the United States Navy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.

FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of an apparatus for mechanically guiding a water vehicle that is being released or retrieved in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the apparatus of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a right elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a left elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a front elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a rear elevation view of the apparatus of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 7 is another perspective view of the apparatus of FIG. 1.

The broken lines shown are included for the purpose of illustrating the unclaimed portions of the article and form no part of the claimed design.

Non-Patent Citations
Reference
1Bondaryk et al. (presumably), "Automated Launch and Recovery of UUVs and Towed Assets from USSV", date is before Nov. 1, 2007, pp. 1-5/Frames 1-20, Brooke Ocean Technology Ltd.
2Notice of Allowability for U.S. Appl. No. 29/315,638, filed Jul. 13, 2009; In re: Tureaud et al., entitled Apparatus for Mechanically Guiding a Water Vehicle That is Being Released or Retrieved.
3Payment of Issue Fee for U.S. Appl. No. 29/315,638, filed Jul. 13, 2009; In re: Tureaud et al., entitled Apparatus for Mechanically Guiding a Water Vehicle That is Being Released or Retrieved.
4Utility U.S. Appl. No. 11/982,041, filed Nov. 1, 2007; In re: Thomas F. Tureaud et al., entitled "Docking Apparatuses and Methods".
5Utility U.S. Appl. No. 12/460,048, filed Jul. 13, 2009; In re: Thomas F. Turreaud et al., entitled "Launch and Recovery Systems and Methods".
6Vehicle Control Technologies, Inc., "STTR Proposal No. N08A-016-0269—Expendable Glider for Oceanographic Research", Mar. 18, 2008, pp. 3-25, see specifically p. 20.
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US8364331Feb 22, 2012Jan 29, 2013Vehicle Control Technologies, Inc.Docking apparatuses and methods
US8430049Jul 13, 2009Apr 30, 2013Vehicle Control Technologies, Inc.Launch and recovery systems and methods
Classifications
U.S. ClassificationD12/317