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8800460 Ship  
This ship 10 is a ship for transporting cargos such as containers, and it is possible to efficiently perform the cargo handling operation for cargos. A lower hold 16 is provided below a deck 15 in...
8635965 Sail system  
A sail system comprising a substantially isosceles-triangle-shaped sail with two booms and an arc-shaped element. The two booms are arranged along substantially equal sides of the sail and...
8607722 Aerodynamic wind propulsion device having active and passive steering lines and method for controlling of such a device  
An aerodynamic wind propulsion device is provided, particularly for watercraft, in form of an aerodynamic wing connected to a steering unit located below the aerodynamic wing via a plurality of...
8402905 Kite ship  
A kite ship contains a ship and a kite for pulling the ship, wherein the kite includes a kite main body, the upper and the lower ends of which are respectively connected with an upper and a lower...
8065969 Universally attachable forward tacking sail rig with canting integrated mast and water foil for all boats  
This invention relates to the use of a removably attachable sailing rig with an integrated water foil for the conversion of a conventional boat, row boat, kayak, canoe, and power boat into a...
8056490 Watercraft having a kite-like element  
The invention relates to a water craft comprising a kite-type element, which is connected to said water craft by means of a traction cable. Said water craft is characterized in that the kite-type...
7971545 Watercraft having a kite-like element  
The invention relates to a water craft comprising a kite element, which is connected to the water craft by a traction cable. The water craft is characterized in that the kite element is equipped...
7823570 Process for operating a compression ignition internal combustion engine in combination with a catalytic reformer  
A process for operating a compression ignition internal combustion engine in combination with a catalytic partial oxidation reformer and, optionally, an exhaust gas aftertreater, wherein: (a) a...
7814854 Removable device with foldable floats for transforming a monohull vessel into a multihull vessel and vessel comprising the device  
A device (1) for converting a monohull vessel (2) into a multihull vessel, includes a support structure (3) which is removably fixed to the vessel (2) and at least one lateral float (4) which is...
7789723 Unmanned ocean vehicle  
An unmanned, autonomous, waterborne vehicle (500) for marine use capable of operating on and below the surface of water, said vehicle (500) including an enclosed hull (501) having a payload bay...
7757676 Reforming of GTL for marine applications  
A process for operating a marine engine (1) in combination with a catalytic partial oxidation reformer (2) and, optionally, an exhaust gas aftertreater (3), wherein: (a) a mixture of a first fuel...
7712427 Apparatus for control of pivoting wing-type sail  
A steerable wing-type sail system for a wind powered craft. The system includes first and second secondary airfoils and that are spaced outwardly to the sides of the plane of the main wing, and...
7591229 Forespar for a sailing vessel  
A spar for a sailing vessel comprises an elongated member which projects upwardly at an oblique angle from the centerline of the vessel deck and defines a longitudinal axis of rotation. The...
7568442 Three degree-of-freedom pivot assembly, sail-mounted ballast, and sail control system for high speed sailboats  
A sailboat is disclosed wherein the sailboat includes a three degree-of-freedom pivot assembly, sail-mounted ballast, and sail control system. These three features increase sailing efficiency and...
7252264 Flying sailboat  
A vehicle adapted for airborne flight and waterborne sailing has a fuselage (20) with left and right wings (52, 54) that pivot independently about a respective longitudinal axis from a generally...
6932010 Sailboat with offset boom  
A sailboat comprising a hull with a mast has a rotatable strut that supports a continuous boom and holds the boom far enough away from the mast to allow clear air flow over the sail on either...
6910434 Control device for steering kite on a boat  
A control device for a steering kite on a boat. The steering kite can be steered by a steering device and at least two or three, preferably at least four or five, suspension lines. The control...
6732670 Sailing craft  
A sailing craft including a hull assembly (1,2), keel (3) and turret assembly (5) connected to the hull assembly (1, 2), for rotation about an axis. Turret assembly (5) is adapted to carry the...
6694910 Floating island apparatus and method of control  
A floating island apparatus and method of operation in which a floating main body is connected by a cable system with an underwater sail. The cable system is operated to adjust the sail...
6682018 Releasable control yoke anchor system for kite  
A control yoke anchor system 1 for many uses of wind powered objects. The wind-powered object is tethered by lines 5 to a control yoke 2, which is releasably attached to an anchoring member 3....
6668741 High performance sailing craft  
Sailing craft having a hull, a seat disposed toward the rear of the hull and largely outboard of the hull, a mast affixed directly to the seat so that heeling forces applied to the mast are...
6622771 Arcuately displaceable privacy screen assembly  
An arcuately displaceable privacy screen assembly, comprising: (a) a frame sub-assembly having an internal aperture contained therein, wherein at least a portion of the internal aperture is...
6561109 Sailing boat for teaching and for disabled people  
A structure of a sailing boat that allows disabled people to learn how to sail and perform without any danger all maneuvers performed on the great competition sailing boats, consists of a multiple...
6341571 Wind-powered air/water interface craft having various wing angles and configurations  
A wind powered air/water interface craft disposed in a mechanically simple configuration(s) with means for trimming and/or adjusting the area of the various air and water foil elements either...
6289833 Device for moving an individual relative to a surface with the assistance of wind  
A device (10) for moving an individual (12) over a surface (14) with the assistance of wind (16) is provided herein. The device (10) includes a support section (18), and a sail section (20) which...
6237521 Sailcloth arrangement for sails of water-going vessels  
A sailcloth arrangement for a sail of a water-going vessel has a sailcloth base and flexible solar cells attached to the sailcloth base. The flexible solar cells have a flexibility matching the...
6189471 Sailboats and methods  
The invention provides various improved sailboats and methods for their use. In one exemplary embodiment, a sailboat comprises a hull and a deck that is operably attached to the hull. The deck has...
6135041 Hull for a sailing vessel  
A sailing vessel has a hull of a low-profile construction with a work deck overhanging the accommodation area extending substantially from the midsection of the hull to a terrace deck adjacent the...
6105524 Pivoting sailing rig  
A pivoting sailing rig adapted for use on a vehicle, such as a watercraft, includes a frame with spaced apart primary shafts which are oriented to rotate about and move axially along axes which...
6079344 Small watercraft with fin and sail  
A small watercraft, e.g. a small catamaran, propelled by a vertical fin-like device and/or a sail is invented. A vertical shaft is located in the front portion of the craft. Foot operated multiple...
6062155 Mast mounted boom support for sailboats  
A boom support for supporting a sailboat boom on all sailing angles. The boom support, which is pivotally attached to the lower portion of the mast below the boom, includes two resiliently...
5937779 Single-hand sailboat having novel spinnaker raising and lowering system  
A spinnaker raising and lowering system is provided for a sailboat. The system includes a first pulley mounted in a movable mounting. A second pulley contained in a mounting which is fixed to the...
5934214 Method of sailing a boat, and sailing vessel  
A sailing method and a sailing boat (1) are designed for low or even non-drift sailing, wherein the total power provided by the sail (5) is established, after which the keel (3) is adjusted in...
5862769 Modified windsurf boom  
This invention modifies a windsurfing boom, to allow the clew of a windsurfing sail to move laterally away from the sailor. An elongated tail piece and roller assembly are used to facilitate...
5845593 Man and wind powered aquatic vehicle  
A non sinkable, easily re-rightable aquatic vehicle has a lightweight body with a front, a rear, a bottom and opposite sides and contains a seat for supporting a pilot. A pair of front sheaves are...
5738031 Halyard retainer  
The invention provides a halyard retaining device for securing a plurality of halyards to a mast track in a rearward side of an elongate mast, the device comprising: a collar having a plurality of...
5642683 Parachute-type sail for boats  
A parachute-type sail is connected with a tethering line to a water going vessel to provide motive power for the vessel. At least one swivel is disposed on the tether line between the vessel and...
5628265 Sail boats  
In a sail boat having a hull, an upstanding mast in the hull, a boom articulated on the mast, a sail supported on the mast and controlled by the boom, a crew cockpit disposed below the boom, the...
5622130 Heel control system for sailing yachts and sailing yacht hull  
High performance sailing yacht designs are disclosed based on a keelless sailing yacht concept having dynamic gravitational ballast which is laterally movable for heeling resistance which ballast...
5619946 Sail furling device with bearings to permit simultaneous cable and extrusion rotation  
A maritime sail furling mechanism furls a sail around a rotating luff extrusion from an open to a furled position in a natural fashion while functioning under load. A novel bearing assembly,...
5603276 Device comprising at least one element of aerodynamic shape with modifiable geometry integrating a system for controlling the boundary layer  
The member may for instance be a sail having at least one opening to create an air flow from the pressure face to the suction face, and guides to guide the air emerging from the opening on the...
5555836 Folding spinnaker pole system  
A sailing vessel includes a hull having a mast supported thereon in a vertical direction from the hull and a spinnaker pole support mounted to the hull forward of the mast. A pair of spinnaker...
5529007 Automatically ballasted sailboat  
A sailboat without stays for the mast has automatic ballasting which uses a tilting main mast and a tilting pole that has weights traveling up it to counteract increasing wind force upon the sail....
5509368 Sailboat with pivotable mast  
A sailboat having improved comfort and safety and comprising a hull having a deck having a port side, a starboard side, and a central portion between the port and starboard sides; at least one...
5476057 Method and apparatus for structurally supporting and sealing a mast  
A sealing and supporting member for filling the gap between a keel mounted mast and the deck of a sailboat is produced by introducing a sealing compound in a fluidic state into the gap and...
5454339 Apparatus for bi-lateral sail sheeting  
A method and apparatus for sheeting a sail of a sailing vessel having the sail rotatably attached to a mast mounted on a vessel body. The apparatus includes a main sheet line wherein opposite ends...
5431121 Sailboat keel hoist assembly  
A keel hoist assembly for use in raising and lowering the keel of a retractable keel sailboat and including a winch unit and a generally tubular retractable support tube. The winch unit is...
5427554 Recreational water craft  
A recreational water craft of uncomplicated design and construction is provided herein which is adaptive to be manually powered by one or more crew members or readily converted from manual power...
5347946 Structure for aerodynamic transition between mast and sail in a sailcraft  
Sail structure for sailcraft for improved air flow transition from the saraft mast. Several embodiments are provided in which a pair of sail luff panels are maintained in close proximity to aft...
5333567 Jibe controller  
A device which limits the violent motion of a sailboat boom during jibing, comprising a passive resistance means which responds to violent or rapid motion and which is connected between the boom...

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