Patents by Inventor Stephen D. Bandy

Stephen D. Bandy 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).

  • Patent number: 4476799
    Abstract: This invention is an improved sail which uses wedge-shaped panels on the luff with warp threads running the length of the wedges. By properly proportioning the wedges, luff tension is distributed through the centroid of the jib triangle and thus controls draft position and leading edge flatness. The result is a broader wind range sail with longer optimum performance life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1984
    Inventor: Stephen D. Bandy
  • Patent number: RE33044
    Abstract: This invention is an improved sail which uses wedge-shaped panels on the luff with warp threads running the length of the wedges. By properly proportioning the wedges, luff tension is distributed through the centroid of the .[.jib.]. .Iadd.sail .Iaddend.triangle and thus controls draft position and leading edge flatness. The result is a broader wind range sail with longer optimum performance life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Larnaston, Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen D. Bandy