Vertical take-off and landing aircraft

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9567088
APP PUB NO 20150102157A1
SERIAL NO

14460013

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A VTOL aircraft includes at least one puller rotor and at least one pusher rotor. The VTOL aircraft, for example, may include three puller rotors and one pusher rotor. The combination of static puller and pusher rotors allows the rotors to remain in a fixed orientation (i.e., no moving mechanical axes are required) relative to the wings and fuselage of the VTOL aircraft, while being able to transition the aircraft from a substantially vertical flight path to a substantially horizontal flight path.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SWIFT ENGINEERING, INC.SAN CLEMENTE, CA4

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Godlasky, Robert Lake Forest, US 1 4
Ogawa, Nate Lake Forest, US 1 4
Streett, Andrew San Clemente, US 4 6

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SWIFT ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
2015/0102,157 VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDING AIRCRAFT 4 2014
 
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AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
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JOBY AVIATION, INC. (1)
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