Underwater motive device

  • US 6,848,385 B2
  • Filed: 10/25/2002
  • Issued: 02/01/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An underwater motive device comprising:

  • a rear main housing including a motor operably connected to a propeller;

    a manual support attached to said rear main housing for manual grasping and manipulation of said underwater motive device with respect to a user;

    a front cone removably attached to said rear main housing; and

    a switch operable from outside said rear main housing connected to and for controlling said motor;

    a battery compartment located in at least one of said rear main housing and said front cone;

    a removable water ballast located in at least the other of said rear main housing and said front cone; and

    a sealing structure interposed between said rear main housing and said front cone, and wherein said sealing structure further includes a pressure fitting to facilitate the entry of pressurized air into said rear main housing through said sealing structure to produce force tending to expel said sealing structure from said rear main housing.

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