|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||B63B-001/00 B63B-001/10 B63B-001/14 B63B-001/24 B63B-001/28 B63B-039/00 B63B-039/06|
|미국특허분류(USC)||114/061.1; 114/039.26; 114/039.28; 114/061.15; 114/122; 114/126; 114/275; 114/279; 114/280; 114/283; 114/284|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 9 인용 특허 : 2|
A multihull hydrofoil watercraft incorporates a stabilization system wherein the buoyancy of the hulls is used as a sensing and control mechanism for the hydrofoils. The use of hull buoyancy to adjust the hydrofoil lift provides for automatic control of altitude, pitch and roll, and allows the craft to accommodate varying weather and sea conditions while providing a smooth ride for passengers. The stabilization technique eliminates the need for extraneous sensing mechanisms placed in or on the water surface which are subject to fouling, damage, or disrup...
The invention claimed is: 1. A hydrofoil-equipped multi-hull watercraft comprising: two or more buoyant hulls supporting a deck structure above water, said hulls vertically moveable relative to said deck structure to correspondingly vary a spacing between said hulls and said deck structure; one or more hydrofoils attached to said deck structure, said hydrofoils being adjustably mounted to vary the lifting force generated by said hydrofoils when said watercraft is in motion; and a linkage extending substantially vertically between each of said hulls and ...