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9040821 Aircraft cable routing harness  
A harness is provided comprising a body having a series of electrical conductors embedded therein and substantially running along the length thereof. The body may be part of a structural component...
9010678 Rapid deployment air and water vehicle  
A vehicle which is adaptable for both flight and water travel includes: a body; a wing, a stabilizer, or a first propelling member; and at least one attachment member. The body is configured to...
8991758 Unmanned aerial vehicle  
An unmanned aerial vehicle, comprising: a fuselage having a first side board and a second side board spaced apart and connected by at least one transverse board; the first side board, the second...
8991740 Vehicle with aerial and ground mobility  
A combination rotor and wheel assembly for an unmanned vehicle with ground and aerial mobility has a rotor arm adapted to be attached at an inner end thereof to a vehicle body. A rotor is...
8985499 Stratosphere tethered platform for multiple uses  
The present invention is realized by apparatus and methods for placing a large rigid buoyant platform in the low stratosphere of earth's atmosphere at an altitude of about 20 km, above clouds,...
8985498 Stratosphere tethered photovoltaic power platform  
The present invention is realized by apparatus and methods for placing a large utility scale photovoltaic array in the low stratosphere of earth's atmosphere at an altitude of about 20 km, above...
8973865 Tri-hull dirigible airship  
An airship system having a flexible envelope and at least one bladder positioned therein is described. The bladder(s) provide an impervious barrier between the gas within the bladder(s) and the...
8955791 First and second stage aircraft coupled in tandem  
A vehicle comprises a first stage supersonic aircraft, and a second stage hypersonic aircraft. The second stage aircraft is in tandem with the first stage aircraft.
8950698 Convertible compounded rotorcraft  
A compound rotorcraft including a rotary wing aircraft having a fuselage and at least one rotor and a fixed-wing aircraft coupled to the rotary wing aircraft, wherein the rotary wing aircraft can...
8931727 Dual-aircraft atmospheric platform  
A platform including two winged aircraft are tethered during flight by a single tether near their respective centers of gravity. The tether is windable about a reel, so that a distance between the...
8925857 In-line staged horizontal takeoff vehicles and related methods  
Aircraft systems that are optimized for multiple phases of flight are disclosed. In an aspect, an in-line staged aircraft is disclosed comprising a launch vehicle and a flight vehicle which are...
8888048 Removable fastener device equipped with attachment means for attaching an external load and with fastener means for fastening said attachment means to an aircraft, an associated aircraft, and an associated method  
A fastener device (10) provided with attachment means (20) for attaching an external load (5) and with fastener means (30) provided with a support beam (40) and with anchor means (50) for...
8857754 Device for launching and recovering a drone, and an associated aircraft  
A device for launching and recovering a drone for being fastened to an aircraft is provided. The device includes a docking plate for a drone provided with a securing/releasing mechanism for the...
8844876 Simplified reusable module for launcher  
A recoverable module for a propulsion module configured to launch a craft into space, the recoverable module including a central body, a propulsion system configured to launch the craft, systems...
8827200 Flying vehicle  
A vehicle has a roadable configuration similar to an automobile in which multiple rotors are stowed within the vehicle, and a flying configuration in which the rotors are deployed from the...
8820681 Lighter-than-air craft docking system using unmanned flight vehicle  
A hydrogen airship for efficiently transporting hydrogen from where it can be economically made to where it is most needed using specially designed airships. Hydrogen can be delivered from the...
8740134 Unmanned aircraft system and operation method thereof  
An unmanned aircraft system includes a manned aircraft and an unmanned aircraft. The manned aircraft includes a manned aircraft main wing, a manned aircraft fuselage, a manned aircraft landing...
8727264 Dynamic tow maneuver orbital launch technique  
An orbital launch system and its method of operation use a maneuver to improve the launch condition of a booster rocket and payload. A towed launch aircraft, to which the booster rocket is...
8688408 Flight in factory  
A method is provided to measure an aircraft under simulated flight-loads while the aircraft is not in flight. Simulated flight-loads may be applied to the aircraft, while the aircraft is not in...
8668161 Systems and methods for long endurance stratospheric operations  
An illustrative airship system for long endurance stratospheric operations includes an upper airship and a first end of a tether attached to the upper airship. A lower airship is attached to a...
8626392 Vehicle running control apparatus  
A vehicle driving control apparatus is provided at least with: a rudder angle varying device capable of changing a relation between a steering angle, which is a rotation angle of a steering input...
8561939 Apparatus for taxiing an aircraft  
Apparatus indicated generally at 26 is incorporated within an aircraft. The apparatus 26 includes an electric motor 28, a first drive train 30 and a second drive train 32. The first drive train 30...
8528852 Flight unit that can be coupled to a road vehicle having single-file seating  
A vehicle suitable as both a road vehicle and an aircraft, which includes two units that can be coupled to one another; a first unit embodies a road vehicle with least single-file seating, and a...
8528853 In-line staged horizontal takeoff and landing space plane  
A vehicle includes a first sub-vehicle, and a second sub-vehicle which is repeatably moveable between coupled and uncoupled conditions with the first sub-vehicle. The first and second sub-vehicles...
8511603 Roadable aircraft with collapsible wings and ductless fan  
A roadable aircraft may be registered and driven as a motorcycle on the roadways, does not require that any parts be “left behind” at the airport when configuring to roadable use and does not...
8500060 Aircraft with a pressurized vessel  
An aircraft comprising a fuselage, a vessel associated with the fuselage, a propulsion system associated with the fuselage, and a lift system. The vessel is capable of storing a pressurized gas...
8464979 Foldable swan-wings aircraft  
An aircraft structure is provide, an aircraft structure for an aircraft. including front Wing and rear wing of the Swan-Wing, vertical winglets and the first level Floor body. the fuselage has a...
8439314 Aircraft having offset telescopic wings  
An aircraft includes a fuselage, a first wing, and a second wing. The first wing and the second wing each have at least two wing panels, where the at least two wing panels of each wing are...
8424797 Air-ground vehicle  
An air-ground vehicle (10) has a fuselage body (14), a propulsion system (15), and a landing gear system 16. The body includes a passenger compartment (21) and a pair of wings (22). The body also...
8403254 Aero-assisted pre-stage for ballistic rockets and aero-assisted flight vehicles  
An aero-assisted pre-stage (10) with a commensurably large wing area having a short-burn rocket propulsion system providing sufficient thrust is used to launch a variety of single-stage and...
8376263 Roadable aircraft  
A roadable aircraft and an associated method are disclosed herein. The roadable aircraft includes a body extending along a longitudinal axis and operable to house a human occupant. The roadable...
8371520 Rapidly convertible hybrid aircraft and manufacturing method  
A hybrid fixed wing aircraft converts into a roadworthy vehicle in a matter of seconds therefore operating efficiently in both air and ground transportation systems. The single piece wing is...
8359154 Systems and method for determining propellant mass and center of gravity for a space-based asset  
A system for determining a propellant content and a center of gravity in a three-axis stabilized spacecraft includes a ranging device that is coupled to an interior of a propellant tank of the...
8342440 Miniature robotic vehicle with ground and flight capability  
Miniature robotic vehicles suitable for a variety of tasks including covert surveillance, reconnaissance, and recreation are provided. Embodiments of the invention may include vehicles having a...
8336811 Aircraft with its fuselage suspended under the wing  
An aircraft includes a reference system including a longitudinal X axis, a vertical Z axis perpendicular to the X axis, and a lateral Y axis perpendicular to the plane defined by the X and Z axes,...
8308142 System and method for transporting cargo utilizing an air towing system that can achieve vertical take-off and vertical landing  
A system and method of lifting a cargo container into flight using a plurality of aircraft. A swivel bearing is provided that has a first end and a second end. The two ends of the swivel bearing...
8286907 Flying entertainment vehicle  
An apparatus for use as a flying entertainment vehicle. The apparatus includes a lift system, such as a parawing, that is inflated by air to generate lift and further includes a vehicle frame...
8275498 System and method for assessing the risk of conjunction of a rocket body with orbiting and non-orbiting platforms  
A system and method for assessing the risk of conjunction of a rocket body with orbiting and non-orbiting platforms. Two-body orbital dynamics are used to initially determine the kinematic access...
8267347 Winging car  
A road driving and flight vehicle is able to automatically convert between two configurations to facilitate operations as an automobile and as an aircraft. In the flight configuration the craft...
8262015 Launching system and launching apparatus  
A flying object capable of being launched in air is detachably mounted on a wing body of a launching apparatus. The launching apparatus is towed by an aircraft through a cable so as to be run and...
8226025 Wing tip docking system for aircraft  
A system and method for docking various types of aircraft is disclosed. An aerodynamic lifting structure docking mechanism for docking two or more aircraft is provided comprising an aerodynamic...
8224501 Store management system and method of operating the same  
A method for controlling an unmanned platform from a manned station is provided. The method includes transmitting a master arm control message from the manned station to the unmanned platform via...
8205820 Transforming unmanned aerial-to-ground vehicle  
A transforming unmanned aerial-to-ground vehicle assembly comprising: an aerodynamic flying assembly comprising an unmanned aerial vehicle integrated with an unmanned ground vehicle, a power unit...
8191818 Method for recovering a relatively slower moving vehicle  
A method whereby a relatively faster-moving vessel recovers a relatively-slower moving vehicle includes, in some embodiments, causing a first faster-moving vehicle to move along a first circular...
8172172 Wing tip docking system for aircraft  
A system and method for docking various types of aircraft is disclosed. An aerodynamic lifting structure docking mechanism for docking two or more aircraft is provided comprising an aerodynamic...
8100362 Cockpit and aircraft including such cockpit  
A cockpit and an aircraft including such cockpit. The cockpit includes a front section of an aircraft. Such cockpit includes a pressure bulkhead sealing the section and a pressurization system for...
8061646 Wing tip docking system for aircraft  
A system and method for docking various types of aircraft is disclosed. An aerodynamic lifting structure docking mechanism for docking two or more aircraft is provided comprising an aerodynamic...
7967238 Composite air vehicle having a heavier-than-air vehicle tethered to a lighter-than-air vehicle  
A system including a heavier-than-air vehicle (HTA), a lighter-than-air vehicle (LTA), and a tether is disclosed. The tether is coupled between the HTA and the LTA such that the LTA supports the...
7959104 Flying device with improved movement on the ground  
The invention relates to a flying device which can efficiently move in the air by aerodynamic forces and by direct force transmission on the ground, without the need for independent drive and...
7946530 Modular adaptive configured helicopter  
A method and apparatus for a composite helicopter comprising a rotary wing parent vehicle with various modular cabins detachable therefrom to facilitate various configuration aircraft platforms,...

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