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Number: 244/33
Name: Aeronautics > Aircraft, lighter-than-air > Balloons > Captive
Description: Aircraft sustained by their buoyancy relative to the air, restrained from free flight by ropes or cables connecting them to some fixed or movable anchoring means on the ground or water.










Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8668161 Systems and methods for long endurance stratospheric operations Mar. 11, 2014
8544788 Aerostat assembly Oct. 1, 2013
8534217 Location signaling device Sep. 17, 2013
8485465 Long mission tethered aerostat and method of accomplishing Jul. 16, 2013
8444081 High voltage flying apparatus employing multiple motors May. 21, 2013
8434711 Unguided missile and projectile defense shield supported by tethered balloons May. 7, 2013
8356569 Location signaling device Jan. 22, 2013
8240598 Airborne elevator apparatus Aug. 14, 2012
8205835 Systems and methods for aerial cabled transportation Jun. 26, 2012
8083174 Long mission tethered aerostat and method of accomplishing Dec. 27, 2011
8066225 Multi-tether cross-wind kite power Nov. 29, 2011
8061648 System for tactical balloon launch and payload return Nov. 22, 2011
8006933 Airborne power station Aug. 30, 2011
7886682 Multifunctional emergency kit and associated method Feb. 15, 2011
7775483 Launch and recovery system for tethered airborne elements Aug. 17, 2010
7735777 Apparatus for generation and use of lift gas Jun. 15, 2010
7708222 Long mission tethered aerostat and method of accomplishing May. 4, 2010
7656053 Controlling power extraction for wind power generation Feb. 2, 2010
7503681 Optical fiber combinations Mar. 17, 2009
7287724 Tether system for balloon ride Oct. 30, 2007
7093790 Mooring facility for tethered gas balloon Aug. 22, 2006
6739725 Inflatable three-dimensional display May. 25, 2004
6666405 Adjustable weight ballasts for weighing down differently sized lighter-than-air balloons Dec. 23, 2003
6588702 Lighter-than-air device having a flexible usable surface Jul. 8, 2003
6575403 Personnel lift device with automatic ascent and descent control Jun. 10, 2003
6523781 Axial-mode linear wind-turbine Feb. 25, 2003
6422506 Towed airborne array system Jul. 23, 2002
6360988 Personnel lift device and amusement use thereof Mar. 26, 2002
6357696 System and method for the controlled illumination of at least one hot air balloon Mar. 19, 2002
6325329 Helium balloon Dec. 4, 2001
6325330 Power generation, transmission, and distribution system for an aerostat using a lightweight tether Dec. 4, 2001
6227484 Tethered balloon May. 8, 2001
6142415 Aerostatic lighting device Nov. 7, 2000
6119977 Fluid container with self-sealing capability Sep. 19, 2000
6116538 Accessible utility space comprising a carrier balloon Sep. 12, 2000
5931412 Air balloon containing inert gas Aug. 3, 1999
5857645 Crown balloon system Jan. 12, 1999
5857760 Illuminated balloon apparatus and method Jan. 12, 1999
5834684 Penetrator having multiple impact segments Nov. 10, 1998
5813627 Balloon support apparatus for hot air balloon ride Sep. 29, 1998
5775640 Landing installation for landing a tethered balloon Jul. 7, 1998
5762293 Inflatable kite Jun. 9, 1998
5757157 Sensor mount apparatus May. 26, 1998
5732752 Method and apparatus for the automatic release of a gas from a pressurized cartridge Mar. 31, 1998
5636480 Facility for preparing and deploying sounding devices Jun. 10, 1997
5568902 Descent, travel, and protection apparatus, method of making and using same Oct. 29, 1996
5456426 Attachment fitting for a wall of a flexible structure Oct. 10, 1995
5449130 Hot air balloon amusement ride Sep. 12, 1995
5372335 Aerial marker ball and method of placement Dec. 13, 1994
5322219 Balloon forest fertilization Jun. 21, 1994

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