Nova Ray® Sets ROV Patents Approval Record
Contact: Marc Geriene (December
Kirkland, WA: Nova Ray® Submersible Systems
has set a patents approval record for its Nova Ray®
undersea remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The Nova Ray has
been granted two utility patents, with seven other patents
pending. No other submersible ROV has both design and utility
patents granted or pending for its entire product.
The portable Nova Ray® ROV is designed to defend ports,
coastlines and waterway commerce against terrorism in the
US and internationally. Its ease of operation and adaptability
also meet the needs for rapid response water rescues, and
inspections for pipelines, cables, dams and reservoirs.
"We have solved some very limiting factors for ROVs, particularly
with our arcuate - or bow shaped - wing design," stated
CEO Marc Geriene. "The Nova Ray® uses the hydrodynamic
features of its patented arcuate wing to create stability
and maneuverability, even in strong currents." In addition
to its two granted patents, the company has two design and
five other utility patents pending. Its product name, Nova
Ray®, is a registered trademark.
Mr. Geriene said, "The Nova Ray® can detect potential
terrorist assaults and security targets that could affect
more than 87,000 ships moving materials through ports worldwide
each year. The superior design and flexibility of the Nova
Ray® makes it the ROV of choice for ships and ship hull
inspections and military response initiatives."
Mr. Geriene sees port security as an "overwhelming challenge
worldwide," with 560,000 ports of call made by ships over
500 feet in length annually. "This includes 335 tankers
carrying bulk oil, gas, chemicals and liquid natural gas
worldwide, that the Nova Ray® could inspect," he said.
He noted there are more than 360 ports worldwide through
which 95% of US trade passes each year.
Mr. Marc Geriene stated, "Our patents reinforce the value
of our superior technology, digital operating system, intellectual
property and our seven years of research and development.
The Nova Ray® revolutionizes the ROV industry with its
economics, size and weight and universal design."
The ROV operates in strong currents up to 9 knots, has
quick response time, and can be towed and/or use thruster
power to descend to depths up to 500 feet. The next-generation
Nova Ray® is in development and will expand on these
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