Patents Assigned to UFOZ, LLC
  • Patent number: 7249732
    Abstract: A hover aircraft employs an air impeller engine having an air channel duct and a rotor with outer ends of its blades fixed to an annular impeller disk that is driven by magnetic induction elements arrayed in the air channel duct. The air-impeller engine is arranged vertically in the aircraft frame to provide vertical thrust for vertical takeoff and landing. Preferably, the air-impeller engine employs dual, coaxial, contra-rotating rotors for increased thrust and gyroscopic stability. An air vane assembly directs a portion of the air thrust output at a desired angle to provide a horizontal thrust component for flight maneuvering or translation movement. The aircraft can employ a single engine in an annular fuselage, two engines on a longitudinal fuselage chassis, three engines in a triangular arrangement for forward flight stability, or other multiple engine arrangements in a symmetric, balanced configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: UFOZ, LLC
    Inventors: John K. Sanders, Jr., J. Kenneth Sanders, Arturo Aviles, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7248018
    Abstract: A personal refueling station for a personal-sized electric vehicle has a polygonal base structure housing a refueling system and a plurality of flat panels hinged thereto which open to form a flat surface and close up to an upright pyramid for storage. The flat panels have solar PV arrays mounted on their inside surfaces which generate electricity from sunlight in the open position. The electricity is used to generate hydrogen for hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles, or is stored for recharging non-hydrogen electric vehicles. Alternatively, hydrogen or electricity may be provided from an external renewable power source. The station can also have utility hookups to provide excess hydrogen or electricity to an external energy usage, such as a home, business, or other station. The personal refueling station has a compact design that can be installed at home or business locations. It is designed to accommodate a personal-use electric vehicle such as an electric car or cart or a personal VTOL hovercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: UFOZ, LLC
    Inventors: John K. Sanders, Jr., J. Kenneth Sanders, Jeffrey Sanders
  • Patent number: D543928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: UFOZ, LLC
    Inventors: John K. Sanders, Jr., J. Kenneth Sanders, Arturo Aviles, Jr., Arturo F. Aviles
  • Patent number: D496606
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: UFOZ, LLC
    Inventor: John K. Sanders, Jr.