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Paul D Kerian: Streamlining appendage for vehicles. Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, July 22, 1986: US04601508 (115 worldwide citation)

A streamlining appendage for the rearward end of a vehicle having a generally flat upright rearward surface includes a rearwardly tapering peripheral body defining and surrounding a rearwardly open plenum chamber. An opening is provided through the peripheral body for delivery of air into the plenum ...


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Peter B S Lissaman, Herman M Drees, Charles J Sink, William D Watson: Passively stable hovering system. Aerovironment, William W Haefliger, January 21, 1992: US05082079 (46 worldwide citation)

A flight system capable of passively stable hover comprises an apparatus defining a vertical axis, and including multiple upright ducts spaced about the axis; fluid momentum generators in the ducts to effect flow of fluid downwardly in the ducts; and fluid flow deflector structure in the path of the ...


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Carl J Bauer: Ground state-fly state transition control for unique-trim aircraft flight control system. The Boeing Company, Jones Tullar & Cooper, August 29, 1995: US05446666 (44 worldwide citation)

An aircraft control system for an unique-trim, model-following system includes a feedforward shaping function that provides quickening of pilot input, and an automatic trim function that accommodates return of the cockpit controller to an unique, centered position during trimmed flight. The basic co ...


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Payne Peter R: High speed boat with planing hull. Blade Hulls, October 9, 1973: US3763810 (43 worldwide citation)

A boat capable of cutting through rough waves at high speed with astonishing stability has a hull provided with a flat planing surface which in plan is the shape of a thin wedge or delta. The sides of the boat rise upwardly and outwardly with a simple concave curvature from the two edges leading fro ...


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Melvin D Terry: Fluid bearing. October 30, 1979: US04172506 (42 worldwide citation)

A fluid film bearing suitable for use with either liquid or gaseous fluid and capable of far greater lift because of the larger usable lifting surface. The larger lifting surface is achieved in that the bearing assumes a square, rectangular, or race track configuration, a configuration which is more ...


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Raynor A Johnson, William D Fletcher: Low cost planar air pallet material handling system. Sughrue Rothwell Mion Zinn and Macpeak, April 6, 1976: US03948344 (42 worldwide citation)

A planar air pallet supports a load for frictionless transport relative to an underlying fixed support surface. A single sheet of flexible plastic film may underlie a stack of cartons forming the load with the edges sheet heat shrunk about the stack of cartons. Small diameter perforations are provid ...


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Raynor A Johnson, William D Fletcher: Planar air pallet with improved plenum chamber air dispersion means. American Industrial Research, Sughrue Rothwell Mion Zinn and Macpeak, May 22, 1979: US04155421 (39 worldwide citation)

A planar air pallet supports a load for frictionless transport on a backing member which overlies a fixed support surface. The pallet employs at least one sheet of flexible plastic film underlying the load and backing member and overlying the support surface and being perforated except for the perim ...


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Ralph K DuBose: Hovercraft having segmented skirt which reduces plowing. Bill B Berryhill, October 1, 1996: US05560443 (38 worldwide citation)

A self-propelled hovercraft having a body or hull around the periphery of which is a segmented skirt. The segmented skirt of the hovercraft comprises a plurality of bags, one adjacent to another, completely encircling the hovercraft body. Each of the bags has front and side portions and, in one embo ...


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Barthalon Maurice, Moiroux Auguste, Watson Patrick: Electromagnetic motion imparting means and transportor system embodying the same. January 2, 1973: US3707924 (38 worldwide citation)

An electromagnetic device producing a mechanical action, as in a transporter system comprising a suspended car, or in an electric motor, includes a magnetizing assembly and a magnetized assembly adapted to move one with respect to the other. The magnetizing assembly comprises at least one magnetic c ...


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Ross James A: Feedback control circuit for magnetic suspension and propulsion system. Rohr, June 5, 1973: US3736880 (36 worldwide citation)

A linear motor uses the same magnetic flux for suspension and propulsion of a high speed tracked vehicle and operates below a support rail without physical contact therewith. Displacement and inertial sensors carried by the vehicle sense the length of the motor-to-rail gap and any acceleration of th ...



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