ApplicationNo. 06/941640 filed on 12/15/1986
US Classes:244/146, Inflated bracing116/210, Inflatable type244/153R, KITES244/31Balloons
ExaminersPrimary: Barefoot, Galen L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB64D 17/00 (20060101)
B64D 17/02 (20060101)
AbstractA warning and signaling system includes a kite attached to a flexible tether rope wherein one end of the rope is secured to a person or a lifeboat. The kite is made from a material having high visibility and includes radar reflective material. The tether rope may carry an antenna for a radio transmitter and receiver. An optional inflatable chamber provides rigidity to the kite. The kite may be provided with a tail having radar reflective swatches attached thereon.