|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||B63B-001/24 B63B-001/26 B63B-001/32 B60V-001/08 B60V-003/06 B63B-001/12|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 5|
A three stage watercraft for operation in the water as a traditional boat at low speeds in stage one, for operation on the water's surface at mid-range speeds at stage two, and for traveling in ground effect at higher range speeds is disclosed. The three stage craft includes a hydro-wing 12, either at least a single hydrofoil 13 or gyration rotor 14 to aid with lift from stage one to stage two, and a pair of outboard floats or hydro-floats 16a, 16b supported by the hydro-wing 12, which are also designed to aid with lift from stage one to stage two.
1. A watercraft for three-stage operation, in a first stage the watercraft riding in the water as a boat, in a second stage the watercraft riding on the surface of the water, and in a third stage the watercraft being in contact with the water while also traveling in ground effect above the water, the watercraft comprising: a hydro-wing being formed by a combined hull and pair of wings, the combined hull and pair of wings having a bottom surface constructed and arranged to contact the water during the first stage, and a top surface opposite the bottom sur...