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Portable lightweight apparatus and method for transferring heavy loads

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NSWCCD

A method and apparatus for the water-based transfer of heavy loads. The invention is a lightweight apparatus is reconfigurable, and it includes a gantry arrangement mounted on beams or a platform and the apparatus is used to transfer heavy load items. The apparatus reconfigurable and may be used in a water-based loading environments in performing a variety of loading functions in situations involving one or more watercrafts and/or a pier or the like.

Inventors: 
Galway, Robert J.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Handling and Transportation
FIle Date: 
2013-02-26
Grant Date: 
2016-07-05
Grant time: 
1,225 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
22
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY