Vertical take-off and landing aircraft

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9567088
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, CA6

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Godlasky, Robert Lake Forest, US 2 10
Ogawa, Nate Lake Forest, US 1 9
Streett, Andrew San Clemente, US 8 27

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SWIFT ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
2015/0102,157 VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDING AIRCRAFT 7 2014
 
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Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (1)
2011/0315,806 Modular and morphable air vehicle 52 2011
 
GKN WESTLAND HELICOPTERS LIMITED (1)
2002/0074,452 AIRCRAFT 7 2000
 
THE BOEING COMPANY (1)
* 5765783 Vertically launchable and recoverable winged aircraft 45 1996
 
Moller International, Inc. (1)
* 2004/0026,563 Vertical take-off and landing vehicles 16 2003
 
LAPCAD Engineering, Inc. (2)
* 8256704 Vertical/short take-off and landing aircraft 5 2007
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HYBRID AEROSYSTEMS INC. (1)
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JOBY AERO, INC. (1)
2011/0042,509 Lightweight Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft and Flight Control Paradigm Using Thrust Differentials 43 2010
 
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD. (1)
2012/0091,257 AIR VEHICLE 28 2010
 
AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
2013/0206,921 SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LONG ENDURANCE VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING VEHICLE 21 2012
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
* 2015/0225,071 Tilt Wing Aerial Vehicle 7 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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* 9988148 Vehicle with asymmetric nacelle configuration 0 2015
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