|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/093; 244/094; 244/095; 244/096; 244/097; 244/098; 244/099|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 3 인용 특허 : 70|
The invention relates to a mechanism to control the pitch and/or roll and/or center of gravity of a vehicle. The first embodiment is a track-based mass transfer system in which pathways are positioned along or radially terminate at a central horizontal plane of the vehicle to move one or more mass transfer devices to a desired location to control the pitch and/or roll and/or center of gravity of the vehicle. A second embodiment is a fluid mass distribution system in which one or more conduits selectively distribute a fluid to one or more tanks positioned...
What is claimed is: 1. An airship comprising: a hull having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface is configured to contain a gas under a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure; a propulsion device coupled to the outer surface of the hull; a sensor for detecting a pitch or roll moment of the hull; a pathway positioned around a central perimeter of the hull; a plurality of mass transfer devices configured to move along the pathway; and a control device for receiving a pitch signal or a roll signal and, using the pitch signal or the ...