Patents by Inventor John Goelet

John Goelet has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180194339
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system has a vehicle that is self-powered and configured to generate an air cushion on a trackless lane having a substantially flat surface. The vehicle is configured to move over the substantially flat surface on the air cushion. The transportation system also has a guidance system configured to guide the vehicle between peripheries of the trackless lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: John GOELET
  • Patent number: 9937912
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system has a vehicle that is self-powered and configured to generate an air cushion on a trackless lane having a substantially flat surface. The vehicle is configured to move over the substantially flat surface on the air cushion. The transportation system also has a guidance system configured to guide the vehicle between peripheries of the trackless lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LTA Corporation
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Publication number: 20180050785
    Abstract: An airship is provided. The airship includes a hull configured to contain a gas, at least one propulsion assembly coupled to the hull and including a propulsion device, and at least one aerodynamic component including a plurality of fairing structures including one or more slats, wherein the at least one aerodynamic component is associated with the hull and is configured to direct airflow around the airship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: John GOELET
  • Publication number: 20180043981
    Abstract: A solar-powered airship with a hull configured to contain a gas and at least one propulsion assembly with a propulsion device and electric motors configured to drive the propulsion device. The airship may also include a power supply system including solar panels operatively coupled to the electric motors and configured to supply power to the electric motors. The power supply system may also include batteries operatively coupled to the solar panels and configured to receive and store electrical energy supplied by the solar panels, the batteries being further operatively coupled to the electric motors and configured to supply power to the electric motors. The batteries may each be located within an outer envelope of the airship defined by the hull of the airship in a position selected to provide ballast. The solar-powered airship may also include a cargo system configured to contain passengers or freight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: JG Entrepreneurial Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Patent number: 9828082
    Abstract: A solar-powered airship with a hull configured to contain a gas and at least one propulsion assembly with a propulsion device and electric motors configured to drive the propulsion device. The airship may also include a power supply system including solar panels operatively coupled to the electric motors and configured to supply power to the electric motors. The power supply system may also include batteries operatively coupled to the solar panels and configured to receive and store electrical energy supplied by the solar panels, the batteries being further operatively coupled to the electric motors and configured to supply power to the electric motors. The batteries may each be located within an outer envelope of the airship defined by the hull of the airship in a position selected to provide ballast. The solar-powered airship may also include a cargo system configured to contain passengers or freight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Patent number: 9802690
    Abstract: A cargo airship is disclosed. The cargo airship may include a hull configured to contain a gas and at least one propulsion assembly coupled to the airship and including a propulsion device. The cargo airship may further include a payload bay comprising an external cargo area located outside of the hull. The cargo airship may also include a cargo handling system including at least one hoisting mechanism configured to lift cargo into the external cargo area while the airship is hovering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: John Goelet, Loginn Kapitan, Ron Hochstetler
  • Patent number: 9745042
    Abstract: An airship is provided. The airship includes a hull configured to contain a gas, at least one propulsion assembly coupled to the hull and including a propulsion device, and at least one aerodynamic component including a plurality of fairing structures including one or more slats, wherein the at least one aerodynamic component is associated with the hull and is configured to direct airflow around the airship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Publication number: 20170217587
    Abstract: A weather modification system that includes both systems and vehicles capable of modifying the weather. The systems may include devices capable of utilizing compositions to create dispersants that can modify weather. The system is capable of autonomous weather modification where the vehicles may operate for long periods of time in the air and may be directed by a control station. The vehicles may include an airplane, a UAV, a balloon, a satellite, an airship, such as a lenticular airship, a helicopter or a lighter than air vehicle. The vehicles are capable of multiple functions including weather modification, weather monitoring, and coordination between different vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Publication number: 20170217586
    Abstract: An aeronautical car comprises a ground-travel system including at least one traction device, an air-travel system including at least one flight mechanism configured to be selectively moved between a first position when the aeronautical car is in a driving mode and a second position when the aeronautical car is in a flying mode, and a weather manipulation device. The weather manipulation device may be configured to manipulate at least one aspect of a weather condition while the aeronautical car is in the air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Publication number: 20160355248
    Abstract: An airship is provided. The airship includes a hull configured to contain a gas, at least one propulsion assembly coupled to the hull and including a propulsion device, and at least one aerodynamic component including a plurality of fairing structures including one or more slats, wherein the at least one aerodynamic component is associated with the hull and is configured to direct airflow around the airship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: LTA CORPORATION
    Inventor: John GOELET
  • Publication number: 20160046275
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system has a vehicle that is self-powered and configured to generate an air cushion on a trackless lane having a substantially flat surface. The vehicle is configured to move over the substantially flat surface on the air cushion. The transportation system also has a guidance system configured to guide the vehicle between peripheries of the trackless lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventor: JOHN GOELET
  • Publication number: 20150359184
    Abstract: Airships for weather manipulation are disclosed. An airship may include a hull and a frame supporting the hull. The airship may also include a container configured to capture and transport a cloud. The airship may also include a sunlight reflecting system configured to block the sunlight over a destination area on ground. The airship may also include a nozzle configured to distribute a material to the cloud. The airship may also include a sensing system including at least one sensor configured to measure a parameter reflecting a condition of the cloud. The airship may further include at least one weather interference device configured to generate a wave or light and direct the wave or light toward the cloud. In some examples, two or more airships may be used to tow a parachute-style container deployable for capturing and transporting the cloud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Publication number: 20150336048
    Abstract: A system for water extraction from air is provided. The system includes a housing having a plurality of openings allowing an air flow to enter into an inner space defined by the housing. The system also includes a sponge disposed within the inner space defined by the housing. The sponge includes a water absorbing/adsorbing material for absorbing/adsorbing water vapor from the air flow. The system further includes a presser disposed above the sponge and configured to compress the sponge to discharge water from the sponge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: LTA CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Patent number: 9180856
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system has a vehicle that is self-powered and configured to generate an air cushion on a trackless lane having a substantially flat surface. The vehicle is configured to move over the substantially flat surface on the air cushion. The transportation system also has a guidance system configured to guide the vehicle between peripheries of the trackless lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: LTA CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Publication number: 20150291269
    Abstract: A cargo airship is disclosed. The cargo airship may include a hull configured to contain a gas and at least one propulsion assembly coupled to the airship and including a propulsion device. The cargo airship may further include a payload bay comprising an external cargo area located outside of the hull. The cargo airship may also include a cargo handling system including at least one hoisting mechanism configured to lift cargo into the external cargo area while the airship is hovering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: John Goelet, Loginn Kapitan, Ron Hochstetler
  • Patent number: 9132382
    Abstract: A system for water extraction from air is provided. The system includes a housing having a plurality of openings allowing an air flow to enter into an inner space defined by the housing. The system also includes a sponge disposed within the inner space defined by the housing. The sponge includes a water absorbing/adsorbing material for absorbing/adsorbing water vapor from the air flow. The system further includes a presser disposed above the sponge and configured to compress the sponge to discharge water from the sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: LTA Corporation
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Publication number: 20150060598
    Abstract: A solar-powered airship with a hull configured to contain a gas and at least one propulsion assembly with a propulsion device and electric motors configured to drive the propulsion device. The airship may also include a power supply system including solar panels operatively coupled to the electric motors and configured to supply power to the electric motors. The power supply system may also include batteries operatively coupled to the solar panels and configured to receive and store electrical energy supplied by the solar panels, the batteries being further operatively coupled to the electric motors and configured to supply power to the electric motors. The batteries may each be located within an outer envelope of the airship defined by the hull of the airship in a position selected to provide ballast. The solar-powered airship may also include a cargo system configured to contain passengers or freight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Patent number: 8899514
    Abstract: An airship is disclosed. The airship may include a plurality of frame members defining a support structure for a hull of the airship. The airship may further include a plurality of bladders disposed within the hull, and retaining a volume of a lighter-than-air gas. The airship may also include a plurality of valves operatively coupled to at least one of the bladders. The airship may additionally include a computer configured to operate the valves to vary aerostatic buoyancy of the airship to achieve a desired lift force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: LTA Corporation
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Patent number: 8894002
    Abstract: A solar-powered airship with a hull configured to contain a gas and at least one propulsion assembly with a propulsion device and electric motors configured to drive the propulsion device. The airship may also include a power supply system including solar panels operatively coupled to the electric motors and configured to supply power to the electric motors. The power supply system may also include batteries operatively coupled to the solar panels and configured to receive and store electrical energy supplied by the solar panels, the batteries being further operatively coupled to the electric motors and configured to supply power to the electric motors. The batteries may each be located within an outer envelope of the airship defined by the hull of the airship in a position selected to provide ballast. The solar-powered airship may also include a cargo system configured to contain passengers or freight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: LTA Corporation
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Publication number: 20140231580
    Abstract: An airship is provided. The airship includes a hull configured to contain a gas, at least one propulsion assembly coupled to the hull and including a propulsion device, and at least one aerodynamic component including a plurality of fairing structures including one or more slats, wherein the at least one aerodynamic component is associated with the hull and is configured to direct airflow around the airship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: LTA CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Goelet