|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||280/213 ; 114/102.3|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 7 인용 특허 : 8|
A vertically placed, lift generating wing is affixed adjacent to, and forward of the steering head of a bicycle, or pedal cycle. This results in a conversion into a wind powered, sail propelled, vehicle for use as recreational enjoyment, as well as a practical mode of transportation. The resulting sail bike utilizes a mast attachment bracket (8) to support a lift generating wing which is generally comprised of; sail (1), sail luff pocket (2), mast (3), boom (5), sail trim rigging (10), battens (14) and other rigging and fasteners. The sail bike can prope...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A wind-propelled pedal cycle or bicycle comprising:a. a cycle frame comprising a top member, a head tube mounted to a forward end of the top member, and a seat mounted on said top member;b. a sail rig comprising:1) a sail having a shape with a high aspect ratio of vertical measurement to horizontal measurement, positioned vertical and upright and fully forward of the seat,2) a mast affixed to a luff edge of said sail and transversely aligned with a central longitudinal axis of the cycle,3) a boom extending generally horizontal...