Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Heath F. Goodenough, Attorney at Law
  • Patent number: 6527223
    Abstract: An airship for lifting and transporting loads, particularly heavy loads. The lifting ability of the airship is given by lighter than air gas contained in bags located between two parallel horizontal platforms constructed in lightweight geodesic fashion, the platform and bag assembly being raised and lowered by means of respectively injecting and exhausting the gas into and from the bags, the whole, together with the lifted object, being moved and steered through the atmosphere by the combined means of conventional powered propeller units and a curtain circumferential to and rotated about the platforms thus using the Magnus Effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Warfield Mondale