Patents by Inventor Atle Kalve

Atle Kalve has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10377449
    Abstract: An apparatus for launching, stowing and retrieving of daughter boats (1) from a midships hangar or mission bay on a mother vessel comprises at least one davit assembly positioned atop a stationary cradle (2), located one each near the starboard and port of the mother vessel. The daughter boats (1) are secured on specially designed stationary cradlesalong a plurality of longitudinal tracks (5) and also on at least the two stationary cradles (2) one each near the starboard and port of the mother vessel which are also specially designed and lie along at least one transverse track (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Vestdavit Gruppen AS
    Inventor: Atle Kalve
  • Publication number: 20190016420
    Abstract: An apparatus for launching, stowing and retrieving of daughter boats (1) from a midships hangar or mission bay on a mother vessel comprises at least one davit assembly positioned atop a stationary cradle (2), located one each near the starboard and port of the mother vessel. The daughter boats (1) are secured on specially designed stationary cradlesalong a plurality of longitudinal tracks (5) and also on at least the two stationary cradles (2) one each near the starboard and port of the mother vessel which are also specially designed and lie along at least one transverse track (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Vestdavit Gruppen AS
    Inventor: Atle KALVE
  • Patent number: 9963206
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for handling daughter boats (2) on a mother vessel comprising one davit assembly positioned atop a stationary cradle (5), each of which is located near a side edge (11a, 11b) of a deck (11) of the vessel for launching and retrieving the boats (2) from and onto the stationary cradle (5) characterised in that the apparatus has a plurality of longitudinally movable cradles (7) on the deck (11) of the vessel for securedly holding plurality of boats thereon and in that the longitudinally movable cradles can move back and forth longitudinally and lift up vertically to transfer a boat (2) onto or to receive a boat (2) from, one transversely movable cradle (4) which can transversely move back and forth for placing a boat (2) onto or for receiving a boat (2) from, the longitudinal cradles (7) and any one stationary cradle (5). The invention also relates to a method for launching and retrieving boats from a mother vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Vestdavit Gruppen AS
    Inventor: Atle Kalve
  • Publication number: 20160221645
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for handling daughter boats (2) on a mother vessel comprising one davit assembly positioned atop a stationary cradle (5), each of which is located near a side edge (11a, 11b) of a deck (11) of the vessel for launching and retrieving the boats (2) from and onto the stationary cradle (5) characterised in that the apparatus has a plurality of longitudinally movable cradles (7) on the deck (11) of the vessel for securedly holding plurality of boats thereon and in that the longitudinally movable cradles can move back and forth longitudinally and lift up vertically to transfer a boat (2) onto or to receive a boat (2) from, one transversely movable cradle (4) which can transversely move back and forth for placing a boat (2) onto or for receiving a boat (2) from, the longitudinal cradles (7) and any one stationary cradle (5). The invention also relates to a method for launching and retrieving boats from a mother vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Vestdavit Gruppen AS
    Inventor: Atle KALVE
  • Patent number: 6626126
    Abstract: A davit device (20) is arranged suspended over an associated boat (123) onboard a ship (25) or similar vessel. Horizontally, telescopically displaceable davit arms (121, 121) can move the boat (123) from a parking position to a launching position, and vice versa, while a hoisting device (122) can move the boat (23, 123) vertically. In that the hoisting device (122) is secure to the radially innermost, axially extendable telescope part (121a, 121a) of the davit arms (121,121), the vertical and horizontal movements can be carried out independently, in a controlled way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Vestdavit AS
    Inventor: Atle Kalve
  • Patent number: 5806838
    Abstract: The hydraulic system is used to drive a hydraulic motor for operation in a quartering direction for lowering of cargo as well as for operating the drive motor in a lifting direction. The hydraulic system employs an oil-gas accumulator which accumulates pressure oil during a quartering mode of operation of the drive motor. During a subsequent lifting mode of operation of the drive motor, stored pressure oil is used for the operation of the drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventors: Atle Kalve, Normann S. Jacobsen