|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||180/116 ; 104/232 ; 114/67A ; 180/125|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 7 인용 특허 : 5|
The disclosure concerns a vehicle which is both lifted and propelled by air flow. The vehicle comprises an upper deck, a depending peripheral side wall and a flexible, perforated sheet secured beneath the bottom of the side wall, thereby defining an open plenum. A propeller in an air flow directing cowl seats atop the deck and part of the air flow is directed into the plenum and the remainder of the air flow is directed to move the vehicle. The underside of the upper deck disperses air in the plenum. Alternatively, the propeller is part of a duct which d...
A vehicle which rides on an air cushion and which is propelled by air, comprising: upper deck means, having a bottom edge which defines the periphery of an area; a thin, flexible sheet located below the upper deck means, extending beneath the bottom edge and secured beneath the bottom edge for defining a plenum that is defined by and closed off by the upper deck means and the sheet; the deck means being shaped within the area defined by its bottom edge for causing the plenum to always be an open space and the upper deck means being rigid enough to mainta...