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Freeze resistant buoy system

United States Patent

August 21, 2007
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A freeze resistant buoy system includes a tail-tube buoy having a thermally insulated section disposed predominantly above a waterline, and a thermo-siphon disposed predominantly below the waterline.
Hill; David E. (Knoxville, TN), Rodriguez, Jr.; Miguel (Oak Ridge, TN), Greenbaum; Elias (Knoxville, TN), Klett; James W. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 689,261
October 20, 2003
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.