|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||114/391 ; 114/126 ; 114/274|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 5 인용 특허 : 1|
A water and air supported vehicle propelled by the wind. The vehicle includes a long narrow hull (30) that displaces water at low speeds and a plurality of hydrolfoils (36) distending from the hull in communication with the water resisting lateral loads and at high speeds partially supporting the vehicle. An airfoil (38) whose section is suitable for a membrane surface is pivotally attached to the hull and acts to partially support and provide thrust to propel the vehicle. A strut and a plurality of tendons (58), (60), (62), (64) and (72) position the ai...
A water-air interface vehicle that supports and propels a payload and which has at any moment a windward and a leeward side, said vehicle comprising: (a) a long narrow hull having a plane of symmetry and a longitudinal axis in that plane of symmetry, and a bow and a stern, said hull partially supporting said vehicle, in the water at low speeds by displacing a volume of water of equal weight, (b) a plurality of hydrofoils symmetrically attached to said hull, partially supporting the vehicle and resisting lateral loads on other parts of the vehicle at high...