FENDERS INCORPORATING HYDRAULIC SHOCK ABSORBERS: BRITISH PATENT 1487139

This patent embraces a docking fender which has a bumper-plate connected to the fender base-plate through at least one hydraulic shock-absorber pivotally secured to both plates. Movement of the plates towards each other is limited by pads of resilient material; other relative movements are limited by chains or alternative means. Each shock-absorber (there would normally be four) consists of a hydraulic damper housed in two telescoping cylinders interconnected by a frusto-conical elastomeric sleeve. Several fenders may be arranged side-by-side, with their bumper-plates hinged together.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • British Patent 1487139. 11743/75 Heading F2S.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oil States Rubber Company

    Box 370
    Arlington, TX  USA  76010
  • Publication Date: 1975-3-20

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM