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Actuated catch for releasably securing a water vessel in open water

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A method and device to permit a water vessel to releasably capture a line in a towing station, remote from a parent ship. The towing station may be attached to the parent ship via a tow line. The line capturing device is an actuated catch that includes a hook assembly that is moveable between a release mode and a retrieval and holding mode. The actuated catch also includes a spring biased retaining catch that prevents a captured line from being inadvertently released.

Inventors: 
Caccamo, Matthew
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Handling and Transportation
FIle Date: 
2013-06-27
Grant Date: 
2015-05-19
Grant time: 
691 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
12
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY