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Number: 180/120
Name: Motor vehicles > Surface effect vehicles (i.e., ground effect machines) > Having propulsion or control means > Integrated with working fluid
Description: A vehicle wherein at least part of the working fluid is utilized as the propulsion or control means.










Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
180/122 With dynamic seal or fluid curtain 14
180/121 With plural cushions 31


Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8626392 Vehicle running control apparatus Jan. 7, 2014
8612095 Vehicle driving control apparatus Dec. 17, 2013
8412431 Materials handling vehicle having a control apparatus for determining an acceleration value Apr. 2, 2013
8356685 Arrangement for strengthening the road grip for a vehicle Jan. 22, 2013
8170762 Method and apparatus to control operation of a hydraulic pump for an electro-mechanical transmission May. 1, 2012
7581608 Levitating platform Sep. 1, 2009
7428939 Waterjet drive hovercraft with adjustable trim system Sep. 30, 2008
7306066 Air cushion vehicle and game Dec. 11, 2007
6783158 Vehicle Aug. 31, 2004
6648270 Vehicle Nov. 18, 2003
6520449 Lifting platform with positive horizontal stability Feb. 18, 2003
6082478 Lift augmented ground effect platform Jul. 4, 2000
5941331 Air cushion vehicle control system Aug. 24, 1999
5836413 Hovercraft capable of storing energy and air-cushion producing method therefor Nov. 17, 1998
5803199 Lift augmented ground effect platform Sep. 8, 1998
5636702 Aerodynamic and ground effect craft Jun. 10, 1997
5566775 Skirted surface effect vehicle Oct. 22, 1996
5314035 Surface effect vehicle May. 24, 1994
5307893 Air cushion vehicle having volute side thrusters May. 3, 1994
5273128 Hovercraft control system Dec. 28, 1993
5267626 Near surface vehicle Dec. 7, 1993
5158033 Air cushion vehicles Oct. 27, 1992
5125470 Hovercraft Jun. 30, 1992
5096012 Direction and lift control for hovercraft Mar. 17, 1992
4862984 Amphibious air cushion vehicle Sep. 5, 1989
4848501 Air cushion vehicle Jul. 18, 1989
4836121 Surface effect ship Jun. 6, 1989
4828058 Hovercraft with improved maneuverability May. 9, 1989
4747459 Hovercraft May. 31, 1988
4718513 Wheel driven air cushion vehicle Jan. 12, 1988
4714443 Flexible exhaust duct Dec. 22, 1987
4534434 Propulsion plant for air-cushioned vehicles Aug. 13, 1985
4529054 Fluid flow control systems Jul. 16, 1985
4462560 Airplane take-off system Jul. 31, 1984
4413697 Air cushion vehicle Nov. 8, 1983
4397367 Lift and propulsion unit of air-cushion transport vehicle Aug. 9, 1983
4196686 Surface effect ship internal sidewall drag reduction device Apr. 8, 1980
4135595 Gas-cushion vehicles Jan. 23, 1979
4103755 Gas-cushion vehicles Aug. 1, 1978
4071207 Vertical take-off aircraft Jan. 31, 1978
4056159 Air cushion vehicle Nov. 1, 1977
4046215 Vessel mobile on air cushion or the like Sep. 6, 1977
3977491 Gas-cushion vehicles Aug. 31, 1976
3931864 Air sustension propulsion Jan. 13, 1976











 
 
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