Patent GB-1895-25050

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Cybernetic compass navigation

A complex and long patent describing a multi-compartment rigid aluminum balloon, and a battery-powered steering system with cybernetic corrections to direction and altitude based on the readings of a compass and barometer. Envisions abundant space for passengers and cargo.

Inventor location: Racine, Wisconsin


Year filed 1895
Year granted 1896
Office GB
Patent number 25050
Inventors Edward Joel Pennington
Inventor country US
Applicant person
Applicant firm
Applicant type INDIV
Applicant is inventor? Yes
Original title Automatically controlled vertical and horizontal rudders
English title Automatically controlled vertical and horizontal rudders
Tech fields navigation, rudder, LTA, rigid, aluminum, hydrogen, propulsion, propeller, electronics, instrument, barometer, compass, electricity, stability, passenger, cargo, meteorology, cybernetics
Filing date December 31, 1895
Full specification filed date
Application number
Grant date March 14, 1896
Granted? Yes
Publication date
Supplementary to patent
Related to aircraft? Yes
Serial number
Patent agent Haseltine, Lake & Co.
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National tech categories
Family year 1895
First filing? No
Cites these patents
Citations from after 1930
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Number of text pages 16
Number of diagram pages 25
Number of figures 54
Number of claims 69