Patent US-1908-901486

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LTA balloons with many retractable/extendable 'aeroplanes' for stability & lift; primary triangular aeroplane on top; balloon/airplane hybrid: “. . . the balloons when filled will nearly but not quite lift the machine when loaded with the weight of passengers or ballast, which it is designed to carry. The driving force of the propellers in conjunction with the lifting force of the upper and lower aeroplanes, when properly directed by means of the steering mechanism is designed to lift the machine into the air, and to drive it in any desired direction.

  • Inventor location: Reading, Berks county, PA (FIPSloc=42011, imputed by HistPat)


Year filed 1907
Year granted 1908
Office US
Patent number 901486
Inventors Harry B. Schiller
Inventor country US
Applicant person Harry B. Schiller
Applicant firm
Applicant type INDIV
Applicant is inventor? 1
Original title Flying-machine
English title Flying-machine
Tech fields LTA, balloon, airplane, stability, airfoil, parachute, propeller, hybrid
Filing date 1907-06-13
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Application number 1907378688
Grant date 1908-10-20
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Serial number 373688
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National tech categories USPC 244/25, USPC 244/218
IPCs IPC B64B1/00
CPCs CPC B64B1/00
Family year 1907
First filing? 1
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