Device for remotely decoupling coupled objects with a fusible link underwater

  • US 20050051535A1
  • Filed: 02/06/2004
  • Published: 03/10/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/06/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A device for remotely decoupling coupled objects underwater comprising:

  • a replaceable fusible link with an electrical resistance sufficient to cause heating and breaking of the replaceable fusible link;

    a means for supplying a high-power electrical charge across the replaceable fusible link;

    a means, held by the fusible link, for holding and releasing a secondary link between the coupled objects and for providing mechanical advantage to the strength of the fusible link; and

    a command-signal delivery means that enables remote activation of the device.

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