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Title:
CONVERTIBLE VEHICLE FOR ROAD, AIR, AND WATER USAGE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/066004
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A convertible combined road, water, and aircraft vehicle (2) has a road form, a water form, and an aircraft form. The vehicle includes a vehicle body having a passenger compartment (16) and wheels (10,12) supporting the vehicle body on the ground when in the road form. A wing assembly (60,90) is attached to each side of the vehicle body. Each wing assembly includes a wing (60) and at least one propelling device (90) attached to the wing. A wing assembly rotating mechanism (64,80) rotates the wing assembly 360 degrees when the vehicle is in the aircraft form so that thrust is provided in 360 degrees. A wing assembly positioning mechanism positions the wing assembly between an open-winged flying position and a folded or closed-winged non-flying position. A rear propelling assembly (34) is provided to propel the vehicle in the air, and a tail assembly (40) is provided which includes elements for maneuvering the vehicle in air and water.

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Inventors:
SEIFORD DONALD S (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2010/045998
Publication Date:
July 28, 2011
Filing Date:
August 19, 2010
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Assignee:
SEIFORD DONALD S (US)
International Classes:
B60F5/02; B64C3/56; B64C29/00; B64C37/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2005003324A22005-01-13
WO2008073069A22008-06-19
Foreign References:
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US20030085319A12003-05-08
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
GREIGG, Ronald, E. (1423 Powhatan StreetUnit On, Alexandria VA, US)
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