Patent US-1895-544816

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Imitates the 'soaring' of birds (& not the flapping); human operator shifts weight to navigate.

Witnesses were Hermann Muller and Reinhold Weidner. Berlin, Germany.

To do: Project is to make a .zip and get a .djvu version on wikisource


Year filed 1894
Year granted 1895
Office US
Patent number 544816
Inventors Otto Lilienthal
Inventor country DE
Applicant person Otto Lilienthal
Applicant firm
Applicant type
Applicant is inventor? 1
Original title Flying-Machine
English title Flying-Machine
Tech fields glider, airfoil, frame, navigation
Filing date 1894-02-28
Full specification filed date
Application number
Grant date 1895-08-20
Granted? Yes
Publication date
Supplementary to patent
Related to aircraft? 1
Serial number 501330
Patent agent
Assigned to
National tech categories USPC 244/16
IPCs IPC B64C31/02
CPCs CPC B64C31/02
Family year 1895
First filing?
Number of citations
Cited by
Application ID 46492445
Number of text pages 2
Number of diagram pages 2
Number of figures 5
Number of claims 10