Patent FR-1904-342188

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Wright Brothers' aircraft registered as French Patent 342,188

Patent for biplane (more or less the Wright Flyer) with an emphasis on the "flexion and torsion" of the aeroplanes.


  • Original patent document and bibliography entry on espacenet
  • Brevet d'invention France, Office National de la Propriété Industrielle 16 jan. 1904, 22 sept. 1906 TL 513 F815 NASM Smithsonian Libraries (First published in various issues of Aérostation) Paris
Year filed 1904
Year granted 1904
Office FR
Patent number 342188
Inventors Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright
Inventor country US, US
Applicant person Orville Wright
Applicant firm
Applicant type INDIV
Applicant is inventor? No
Original title Perfectionnements aux machines aéronautiques
English title Aeronautic machines
Tech fields airplane, heavier-than-air, frame, stability, wood, metal, airfoil, wing warping, nervure, rudder
Filing date March 22, 1904
Full specification filed date
Application number
Grant date July 1, 1904
Granted? Yes
Publication date September 1, 1904
Supplementary to patent
Related to aircraft? Yes
Serial number
Patent agent Lavoix et Mosès
Assigned to
National tech categories FR 6.4
IPCs IPC B64C39/00
CPCs CPC B64C2700/6295, CPC B64C39/00
Family year 1904
First filing? No
Number of citations
Cited by
Application ID 19163108
INPADOC family ID 5250016
Number of text pages 3
Number of diagram pages 1
Number of figures 3
Number of claims 7