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Number: 180/117
Name: Motor vehicles > Surface effect vehicles (i.e., ground effect machines) > Having propulsion or control means
Description: A vehicle comprising means to propel the vehicle or control the direction of movement, attitude, or propulsion of the vehicle.










Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
180/120 Integrated with working fluid 44
180/118 Responsive to instability condition 31
180/119 Surface contacting control 47


Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8657053 Method for comprehensively increasing aerodynamic and transport characteristics, a wing-in-ground-effect craft for carrying out said method (variants) and a method for realizing flight Feb. 25, 2014
8626392 Vehicle running control apparatus Jan. 7, 2014
8612095 Vehicle driving control apparatus Dec. 17, 2013
8579573 Vehicle propulsion system Nov. 12, 2013
8521384 Turf maintenance vehicle all-wheel drive system Aug. 27, 2013
8463498 Method for controlling the side slip angle of a rear-wheel drive vehicle when turning Jun. 11, 2013
8157520 Fan, airfoil and vehicle propulsion systems Apr. 17, 2012
8051935 Hovercraft and methods of manufacture and use of same Nov. 8, 2011
8020804 Ground effect vanes arrangement Sep. 20, 2011
7930843 Track trencher propulsion system with component feedback Apr. 26, 2011
7717209 Vehicle with vertical lift May. 18, 2010
7706945 Vehicle lateral control system Apr. 27, 2010
7706947 Industrial truck having increased static or quasi-static tipping stability Apr. 27, 2010
7581608 Levitating platform Sep. 1, 2009
7481290 Vertical lift vehicle Jan. 27, 2009
7428939 Waterjet drive hovercraft with adjustable trim system Sep. 30, 2008
7407132 Method of steering aircraft by moving the stagnation point and aircraft using the method Aug. 5, 2008
7398740 Multi-mission/purpose ground-effect craft derived from a common modular platform Jul. 15, 2008
7383907 Air-cushion vehicle Jun. 10, 2008
7346444 Power supply for vehicle Mar. 18, 2008
7306066 Air cushion vehicle and game Dec. 11, 2007
7231997 Hybrid drive powered lift platform Jun. 19, 2007
7219854 Cycloidal hybrid advanced surface effects vehicle May. 22, 2007
7210549 Air board May. 1, 2007
7204672 Multi-modal forced vortex device Apr. 17, 2007
7188580 Variable-geometry graduated surface-foil for wing-in-ground effect vehicles Mar. 13, 2007
7174982 Displaceable support stand Feb. 13, 2007
7032698 Hovercraft Apr. 25, 2006
6957712 Robot cleaner, system employing the same and method for re-connecting to external recharging device Oct. 25, 2005
6695084 Personal hovercraft with stairway climbing Feb. 24, 2004
6648270 Vehicle Nov. 18, 2003
6591928 Hovercraft Jul. 15, 2003
6411872 Vehicle controlling apparatus Jun. 25, 2002
6354384 Surface effect drilling craft for obtaining continuous core samples Mar. 12, 2002
6302229 Air cushion transport vehicle and method for controlling same Oct. 16, 2001
6230835 Ground effect vehicle May. 15, 2001
6158540 Ground effect flying craft with simplified air cushion take-off aid Dec. 12, 2000
6082478 Lift augmented ground effect platform Jul. 4, 2000
6002972 Method and apparatus for measuring forces based upon differential pressure between surfaces of an aircraft Dec. 14, 1999
5871061 Hovercraft load transporting apparatus Feb. 16, 1999
5803199 Lift augmented ground effect platform Sep. 8, 1998
5737222 Apparatus for measuring lift forces based upon differential pressure between surfaces of an aircraft Apr. 7, 1998
5655616 Hovercraft and process of regulating air cushion Aug. 12, 1997
5636702 Aerodynamic and ground effect craft Jun. 10, 1997
5566775 Skirted surface effect vehicle Oct. 22, 1996
5522470 Trim compensation for a hovercraft Jun. 4, 1996
5520260 Steering gear for a hovercraft May. 28, 1996
5506770 Directional stability controller Apr. 9, 1996
5464069 Ground effect vehicle Nov. 7, 1995
5457630 System for onboard lift analysis and apparatus therefor Oct. 10, 1995

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