Global Patent Index - EP 1031008 A1

EP 1031008 A1 2000-08-30 - METHOD FOR ARTIFICIALLY PROVOKING AN AVALANCHE AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING SAME

Title (en)

METHOD FOR ARTIFICIALLY PROVOKING AN AVALANCHE AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING SAME

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM AUSLÖSEN VON LAWINEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE DECLENCHEMENT ARTIFICIEL D'UNE AVALANCHE ET DISPOSITIF POUR LA MISE EN OEUVRE DE CE PROCEDE

Publication

EP 1031008 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98955667 A

Priority

  • FR 9802441 W
  • FR 9714366 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2771168A1] The procedure consists of filling a balloon with an explosive mixture - hydrogen and air - and detonating it by remote control in a predetermined area. The procedure consists of filling a balloon with an explosive mixture - hydrogen and air - and detonating it by remote control in a predetermined area. Other suitable gases are e.g. helium, acetylene, propane or methane. Prior to inflation the balloon is held inside a container (11) closed by a cap (13) which is ejected on inflation. During inflation the balloon, e.g. a weather balloon with a volume of 10 cu m, draws in atmospheric air through a Venturi system to give a mixture of 30 per cent hydrogen and 70 per cent air, and this is exploded by a detonator (4) linked to two 12V batteries charged by a solar panel and actuated remotely through a transmission/reception aerial.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F42D 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F42D 3/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F42D 3/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9926039A1

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FR 2771168 A1 19990521; FR 2771168 B1 19991210; AT 234457 T 20030315; CA 2310113 A1 19990527; CA 2310113 C 20061114; DE 69812150 D1 20030417; DE 69812150 T2 20031204; EP 1031008 A1 20000830; EP 1031008 B1 20030312; ES 2194364 T3 20031116; IS 5474 A 20000427; JP 2001523809 A 20011127; JP 4180794 B2 20081112; NO 20002393 A 20000717; NO 20002393 D0 20000508; NO 318333 B1 20050307; TR 200001359 T2 20010221; US 6324982 B1 20011204; WO 9926039 A1 19990527

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