[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0011512  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 30/Nov /2020                76/2020  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2020/175579
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:29/Nov/2020

[21] Application No.:GC 2016-30987

[22] Filing Date:15/3/2016

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.

[72] Inventors:1- OUTA, Ali،2- LATIF, Fadl Abdel،3- PATEL, Sahejad،4- TRIGUI, Hassane،5- AMER, Ayman Mohammad،6- OBEDAN, Ameen Al

[73] Owner: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY, 1 Eastern Avenue, 31311, Dhahran , Saudi Arabia

[74] Agent: Suleiman I. Al-Ammar Law Office




Int. Cl.: B60F 3/00; B63G 8/00, 8/14, 8/38, 8/39 (2006.01)

[56] Cited Documents:

-US-5,579,285 A Hubert; Thomas November 1996
-US-2008/0300821 A1 Frank; Jeremy E. December 2008
-US-2012/0085003 A1 Goodin; Joseph Michael April 2012
-US-7,296,530 B1 Bernstein; Charles November 2007
-US-2015/0049588 A1 Lambertus; Detlef February 2015
Examiner: Eng. Mohammad W. AlHoshan

[57] Abstract: A water environment robotic system is provided and includes a control station, an underwater robotic vehicle, and a water-surface robotic vehicle. The underwater robotic vehicle is in communication with the water-surface robotic vehicle and the water-surface robotic vehicle is in communication with the control station. Accordingly, the water-surface robotic vehicle can act as a relay between the control station and the underwater robotic vehicle. The water-surface robotic vehicle is further capable of detecting the position of the underwater vehicle and automatically adjusting the position of the underwater vehicle in order to maintain general vertical alignment between the two vehicles.
No. of claims: 15     No. of figures: 9


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