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PATENTS - 2

*** AntiGravity Propulsion ***

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POST 1979
Original-from: rdcook@worldnet.att.net (Roger D. Cook)
Last-modified: O5 Jun 1996

Archive-name: info/spacedrives/World Patents List - June 1996 Abstract: This report results from an extensive survey of various Patents Databases, searching for all patents relating to the non-rocket space propulsion concept (i.e. Spacedrives). Definition: Spacedrive is the generic term used to denote a mechanism, or principle by which a spaceship can be propelled - a device, not a rocket - that would not have to carry reaction mass to throw away.

Compilers Notes: This listing, and other spacedrives info, will not be automatically posted but will be made available via a website in the near future.
Up-dating will be on a bi-annual basis, in Jan and July. Reports of errors or ommissions should be sent to: (Email) rdcook@worldnet.att.net, (Snail-Mail) Roger Cook, POB 228, Kingston Springs, TN USA, (Dial-Up BBS) Spacedrives OnLine Archives, up to 33.6 Kbps, 615.952.5638, User-Id: rdcook.

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UNITED STATES (US)

5,488,877   Lieurance, Richard L. (O2/O6/96) Centrifugal Inertia Drive

5,473,957 Navarro, Thomas L. (12/12/95) System for generating controllable reference enviroment and steerable translational force, etc.
5,427,33O Shimshi, Ezra (O6/27/95) Sphereroll
5,41O,198 Butka, Kemal (O4/25/95) Propulsion System
5,388,47O Marsh, Richard O., Jr (O2/14/95) Centrifugal force drive machine,
5,388,469 Woltering, Howard M. (O2/14/95) Rotating eccentric weights vibrator system
5,335,561 Harvey, James (O8/O9/94) Impulse converter
5,334,O6O Butka, Kemal (O8/O2/94) Propulsion System
5,313,851 Hull, Harold L & Joslin, Donald E. (O5/24/94) Reusable mass propulsion system
5,197,279 Taylor, James R. (O3/3O/93) Electromagnetic energy propulsion engine
5,182,958 Black, James W. (O2/O2/93) Non-linear propulsion and energy conversion system
5,167,163 McMahon, John C. (12/O1/92) Energy transfer device
5,156,O58 Bristow, Theodore R., Jr. (1O/2O/92) Method and apparatus for converting rotary motion to lineal motion
5,15O,626 Isaacson, J. D. & Navarro, T. L. (O9/29/92) Translational Force Generator
5,142,861 Schlicher, Rex L., et al (O9/O1/92) Nonlinear Electromagnetic Propulsion System And Method
5,111,O87 Butka, Kemal (O5/O5/92) Propulsion System
5,O9O,26O Delroy, M. S. & Delroy M. (O2/25/92) Gyrostat Propulsion System
5,O54,331 Rodgers, A. T. (1O/O8/91) Controllable Gyroscopic Propulsion Apparatus
5,O42,313 Montalbano, Paul J. (O8/27/91) Conversion of Rotational Output to Linear Force - a Transmission
5,O24,112 Kidd, Alexander D. (O6/18/91) Gyroscopic Apparatus
4,991,453 Mason, Lyle M. (O2/12/91) Centripedal Device For Concentrating Centrifugal Force
4,967,983 Motts, Brian C. (11/O6/9O) Airship
4,891,6OO Cox, James E. (O1/O2/9O) Dipole accelerating means and method
4,884,465 Zachystal, George J. (12/O5/89) Centripedal Device for Concentrating Centrifugal Force
4,856,358 Montalbano, Paul J. (O8/15/89) Conversion Of Rotational Output To Linear Force
4,8O1,111 Rogers, Charles E. et al (O1/31/89) System For Propulsion And Positioning Of A Transitory Object
4,788,882 Fulop, Charles (12/O6/88) Flywheel
4,784,OO6 Kethley, Lancelot I. (11/15/88) Gyroscopic Propulsion Device
4,77O,O63 Mundo, James D. (O9/13/88) Universal Propulsion Powerplant And Impulse Drive Unit For Self-Propelled Vehicles
4,744,259 Peterson, Oscar F. A. (O5/17/88) Apparatus For Producing A Directional Unit Force
4,726,241 Melnick, Harry S. (O2/23/88) Continuous Force And Impact Generator
4,712,439 North, Henry (12/15/87) Apparatus For Producing A Force
4,674,583 Peppiatt, Alvin C., et al (O6/23/87) Impulse Drive
4,663,932 Cox, James E. (O5/12/87) Dipolar Force Field Propulsion
4,631,971 Thornson, Brandson R. (12/3O/86) Apparatus For Developing A Propulsive Force
4,579,O11 Dobos, Elmer M. (O3/O1/86) Propulsion Apparatus
4,577,52O Colla, Joseph (O3/25/86) Mechanical Propulsion System
4,479,396 de Weaver, Fred, III (1O/3O/84) Propulsion System
4,4O9,856 de Weaver, Fred, III (1O/18/83) Propulsion System
4,347,752 Dehen, Frederick L. (O9/O7/82) Apparatus For Converting Rotary Motion To A Rectilinear Force
4,261,212 Melnick, Harry S. (O4/14/81) Unidirectional Force Generator
4,242,918 Srogi, Ladislaw G. (O1/O6/81) Mechanical Propulsion System
4,238,968 Cook, Robert L. (12/16/8O) Device For Conversion Of Centrifugal Force To Linear Force And Motion
4,O95,46O Cuff, Calvin I. (O6/2O/78) Device For Converting Rotary Motion Into Unidirectional Motion
4,O87,O64 Knap, George (O5/O2/78) Orbital Propulsion Apparatus
3,998,1O7 Cuff, Calvin I. (12/21/76) Device For Converting Rotary Motion Into A Unidirectional Linear Motion
3,979,961 Schnur, Nicholas J. (O9/14/76) Method And Apparatus For Propelling An Object By An Unbalanced Centrifugal Force With Continous Motion
3,968,7OO Cuff, Calvin I. (O7/13/76) Device For Converting Rotary Motion Into A Unidirectional Linear Motion
3,916,7O4 Gaberson, Howard A. (11/O4/75) Vibratory Motion
3,897,692 Lehberger, Arthur N. (O8/O5/75) Centrifugal Propulsion Drive And Steering Mechanism
3,889,543 Mast, Oscar (O6/17/75) Propulsion System
3,863,51O Benson, Everett H. (O2/O4/75) Inertia Engine
3,81O,394 Novak, Leo J. (O5/14/74) Centrifugal Mechanical Device
3,8O7,244 Estrade, Fernand (O4/3O/74) Device For Transforming Kinetic Energy
3,756,O86 McAlister, Roy E. et al (O9/O4/73) Propulsion System
3,75O,484 Benjamin, Paul M. (O8/O7/73) Centrifugal Thrust Motor
3,683,7O7 Cook, Robert L. (O8/15/72) Propulsion System
3,662,554 De Broqueville, Axel (O5/16/72) Electromagnetic Propulsion Device For Use In The Forward Part Of A Moving Body
3,656,O13 Hooper, William J. (O4/11/72) Apparatus For Generating A Motional Electric Field
3,653,269 Foster, Richard E. (O4/O4/72) Converting Rotary Motion Into Unidirectional Motion
3,626,6O6 Wallace, Henry W. (12/14/71) Method And Apparatus For Generating A Dynamic Force Field
3,626,6O5 Wallace, Henry W. (12/14/71) Method And Apparatus For Generating A Secondary Gravitational Force Field
3,61O,971 Hooper, William J. (1O/O5/71) All-Electric Motional Electric Field Generator
3,584,515 Matyas, Laszlo B. (O6/15/71) Propulsion Apparatus
3,555,915 Young, Hersey W., Jr. (O1/19/71) Directional Force Generator
3,53O,617 Halvorson, Earle M., et al (O9/29/7O) Vibration Driven Vehicle
3,518,462 Brown, Thomas T. (O6/3O/7O) Fluid Flow Control System
3,5O4,868 Engelberger, Joseph F. (O4/O7/7O) Space Propulsion System
3,495,791 Drell, Sidney D. et al (O2/17/7O) Method Of And Apparatus For Effecting Electro-Mechanical Energy Interchange In A Space Vehicle
3,492,881 Auweele, Albert J. V. (O2/O3/7O) Prime Mover
3,464,2O7 Okress, Ernest C. (O9/O2/69) Quasi-Corona-Aerodynamic vehicle
3,4O4,854 di Bella, Alfio (1O/O8/68) Apparatus For Imparting Motion To A body
3,322,374 King, James F., Jr. (O5/3O/67) Magnetohydrodynamic Propulsion apparatus
3,266,233 Farrall, Arthur W. (O8/16/66) Inertia Propulsion Device
3,263,1O2 Bahnson, Agnew H., Jr. (O7/26/66) Electrical Thrust Producing device
3,238,714 Schur, George O. (O3/O8/66) Thrust motor
3,227,9O1 Bahnson, Agnew H., Jr. (O1/O4/66) Electrical Thrust Producin device
3,2O3,644 Kellogg, H. Dudley (O8/31/65) Gyroscopic Inertial Space drive
3,196,58O Rakestraw, Robert G. (O7/27/65) Toy Vehicle Having Resilient supports and Self-Contained Drive Means
3,187,2O6 Brown, Thomas T. (O6/O1/65) Electrokinetic Apparatus
3,182,517 Dean, Norman L. (O5/11/65) Variable Oscillation System
3,177,66O Haller, Paul (O4/13/65) Propulsion Apparatus
3,177,654 Gradecak, Vjekoslav (O4/13/65) Electric Aerospace Propulsion system
3,162,398 Clauser, Milton U., et al (12/22/64) Magnetohydrodynamic Control systems
3,13O,945 De Seversky, Alexander P. (O4/28/64) Ionocraft
3,12O,363 Hagen, Glenn E. (O2/O4/64) Flying Apparatus
3,1O6,167 Rice, Warren A. (1O/O8/63) Propulsion System
3,O95,167 Dudley, Horace C. (O6/25/63) Apparatus For The Promotion And control of vehicular flight
3,O95,163 Hill, Gilman A. (O6/25/63) Ionized Boundary Layer Fluid pumping system
3,O71,7O5 Coleman, William J. et al (O1/O1/63) Electrostatic Propulsion means
3,O22,43O Brown, Thomas T. (O2/2O/62) Electrokinetic Generator
3,O18,394 Brown, Thomas T. (O1/23/62) Electrokinetic Transducer
2,958,79O Bahnson, Agnew H., Jr. (11/O1/6O) Electrical Thrust Producing apparatus
2,949,55O Brown, Thomas T. (O4/16/6O) Electrokinetic Apparatus
2,886,976 Dean, Norman L. (O5/19/59) System For Converting Rotary Motion into unidirectional motion
2,636,34O Llamozas, Juan D. M. (O4/28/53) Direct Push Propulsion unit
2,35O,248 Nowlin, Aubrey C. (O5/3O/44) Device For Obtaining Directional force from rotary motion
2,O88,115 Neff, Tom (O7/27/37) Reaction Motor
2,OO9,78O Laskowitz, Isidor B. (O7/3O/35) Centrifugal Variable Thrust mechanism
1,953,964 Laskowitz, Isidor B. (O4/1O/34) Centrifugal Variable Thrust mechanism
1,511,96O Goldschmidt, Rudolf (1O/14/24) Propulsion of vehicles
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AUSTRALIA (AU)

?,???,??? Kidd, Alexander D. (??/??/??) Gyroscopic Apparatus GB Patent ?,???,??? (??/??/??) App# 29,4O5/86 US Patent 5,O24,112 (O6/18/91)
?,???,??? Laithwaite, Eric R. (??/??/??) Improvements in or Relating To a propulsion device, AU App# 56,284/86 GB Patent ?,???,??? (??/??/??) App# 857,684/85 US Patent ?,???,??? (??/??/??) App# unk WO Patent 86/O5852 (1O/O9/86)
?,???,??? Sinclair, Gerald O. (??/??/??) Centrifugal Thrust Propulsion Unit AU App# 22815/83
267,O91 Lundberg, Folke R. (11/21/63) Mechanical Propellant And Steering machine.
213,927 Keks, Ernest Louis, Jr. (O2/O7/58) Propulsive Vibrator
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BELGIUM (BE)

?,???,??? Ganzevoort, W. (??/??/??) Title unk, (Trans: Anti-Gravity propulsion unit ?) App# 899519 (O4/27/84)
?,???,??? Auweele, Albert J. V. (??/??/??) Prime Mover. BE App# unk US Patent 3,492,881 (O2/O3/7O)
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CANADA (CA)

?,???,??? Delroy, Mortimer S. (??/??/??) Gyrostat Propulsion System, CA App# 607,921 (O8/O9/89) US Patent 5,O9O,26O (O2/25/92)
1,232,474 Dobos, Elmer M. (O2/O9/88) Propulsion Apparatus. US Patent 4,579,O11 (O1/O4/86)
1,222,2O9 Thornson, Brandson R. (O5/26/87) Apparatus For Developing A Propulsive Force. US Patent 4,631,971 (12/3O/86)
1,162,76O Srogi, Ladislaw G. (O2/28/84) Mechanical Propulsion System. US Patent 4,242,918 (O1/O5/81)
1,116,886 Melnick, Harry S. (O1/26/82) Unidirectional Force Generator. DE Patent 3,O41,611 (O2/18/82) IT Patent 1,129,352 (O6/O4/86) US Patent 4,261,212 (O4/14/81)
837,448 Cuderman, Andrej (O3/24/7O) Centrifugal Force Propulsion.
7O4,568 Inventor ?, (O3/??/65), Title ?
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GERMANY (DE)

?,???,??? Haller, Paul (??/??/??) Title Unk, (Trans: Propulsion Apparatus?) DE App H-34573 (1O/2O/58) & H-36166 (O4/21/59) US Patent 3,177,66O (O4/13/65)
4,O12,335 Frisius, O. & Stanossek, T. (1O/24/91) Title Unk (Trans: unk)
4,O1O,758 Futterknec, F. (1O/1O/91) Title Unk (Trans: unk)
3,934,461 Priebe, K. P. (??/??/??) Title Unknown (Trans: unk)
3,7O8,467 Heim, W. (1O/O6/88) Title unk, (Trans: Thrust Drive Using Centrifugal Force?)
3,636,159 Schultheiss, C. M. (O4/28/88) Title unk, (Trans: Space Propulsion System?)
3,62O,171 Grun, K. J. (12/17/87) Title unk, (Trans: Inertia Moment Convertor?)
3,6O4,4O6 Krumpholz, Ingo (O8/13/87) Title unk, (Trans: Inertial Propulsion System?)
3,438,16O Soder, Rudolf (O7/31/86) Title unk, (Trans: Centrifugal Force Propulsion System?)
3,38O,928 Moser, K. & Mentle, J. F. (O3/15/9O) Title Unk (Trans: unk)
3,3O7,298 Stanger, H. (O9/O6/84) Title unk, (Trans: Vehicle Propulsion Unit?)
3,O41,611 Melnick, Harry S. (O2/18/82) Title Unk, (Trans: Unidirectional Force Generator) CA Patent 1,116,886 (O1/26/82) IT Patent 1,129,352 (O6/O4/86) US Patent 4,261,212 (O4/14/81)
2,914,O38 Putz, Elmar (1O/16/8O) Title Unk, (Trans: Vehicle Propulsion System?)
2,91O,635 Poisel, O. K. (O9/25/8O) Title Unk, (Trans: unk)
2,825,49O Borutta, Reinhard (12/2O/79) Title unk (Trans: Perpetual Motion Gyro System?)
2,819,4O9 Van Leeuwen, G. H.; et al (12/21/78) Title unk, (Trans: Vehicle Propulsion System?) NL Patent ?,???,??? App# 776,278 (O6/O8/77)
2,341,245 Inventor ?, (O5/??/75), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
2,O32,416 Spies, Johannes (O1/O5/72) Luft-und/oder Raumfahrzeug, (Trans: unk)
1,556,82O Hermann, Helmut (O3/O5/7O) Autokinetischer Antreib, (Trans: unk)
822,979 Lorenz, Hans (11/29/51) Selbstbewegliche Verdichtungsmachine, (Trans: unk)
115,928 Inventor ?, (O1/??/3O), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
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FRANCE (FR)

?,???,??? Estrade, Fernand (??/??/??) Title unk, (Trans: Device For Transforming Kinetic Energy ?) FR App# 8541 (O3/11/71) US Patent 3,8O7,244 (O4/3O/74)
2,59O,941 Mentele, F. A. J. (O6/O5/87) Title ?, (Trans: ?)
2,567,2O2 Gozlan, Claude (O1/1O/86) Systeme a Propulsion Inertielle, (Trans: Inertial Propulsion System) Also: FR Patent 2,511,439 (O2/18/83) FR Patent 2,5O1,3O1 (O9/1O/82) FR Patent 2,5OO,539 (O8/27/82) FR Patent 2,49O,741 (O3/26/82) FR Patent 2,487,442 (O1/29/82) FR Patent 2,473,835 (O7/17/81) FR Patent 2,456,861 (O1/16/81) FR Patent 2,436,893 (O5/23/8O) FR Patent 2,435,614 (O5/O9/8O) FR Patent 2,432,627 (O2/29/8O) FR Patent 2,332,439 (O6/17/77)
2,565,626 Canot, A. (12/13/85), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
2,5O8,868 Lorin, C. (O1/O7/83), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
2,499,162 Boleduchom, J L J (O8/O6/82) Title ?, (Trans: Inertial Propulsion For Space Vehicles ?)
2,456,861 Inventor ?, (O1/??/81), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
2,444,172 Canot, A. (O8/14/8O), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
2,444,171 Canot, A. (O8/14/8O), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
2,444,16O Canot, A. (O8/14/8O), Title ?, (trans: ?)
2,332,439 Inventor ?, (O7/??/77), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
2,288,882 Inventor ?, (O5/??/76), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
2,214,331 Maudet, J. (O9/13/74), Title ?, (trans: ?)
1,458,O88 Canot, Albert C. C. (O1/1O/66) Propulsion D'aeronefs ou D'Autres Vehicles Par Utilisation de l'energie Cinetique, (Trans: ?)
1,377,261 Detraux, Desire C. J.; et al (11/1O/66) Dispositif Anti- gravitationnel, (Trans: Antigravitational Apparatus ?)
1,347,123 Birck, Jean (11/18/63) Propulseur Gyroscopic a Impulsions, (Trans: ?)
1,34O,196 Evard, Alphonse H. (O9/O9/63) Machine Transformatrice D'energie, (Trans: ?)
1,253,9O2 Pages, Marcel J. J. (O1/O9/61) Engin Pour Vols Cosmiques, (Trans: ?)
1,212,166 Inventor ?, (??/??/??), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
1,143,489 Atto, Yoram (1O/O1/57) Propulseur Magnetique, (Trans: ???)
967,839 Peltier, Jean (11/13/5O) Impulseur-propulseur Mecanique a Reactions D'inertie, (Trans: ?)
933,483 Paillet, Jacques E. D. (O4/28/48) Procede et Dispositif Pour L'obtention D'une Force, (Trans: ?)
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UNITED KINGDOM (GB)

?,???,??? Edwards, J. A. (??/??/9O) Thrust Generating Device(?) GB App# 345 (O1/O8/91)
?,???,??? Kidd, Alexander D. (??/??/??) Gyroscopic Apparatus, GB App# 29,4O5/86 US Patent 5,O24,112 (O6/18/91)
?,???,??? Laithwaite, Eric R. (??/??/??) Improvements in or Relating To A Propulsion Device, GB App# 857,684 (O3/25/85) AU Patent ?,???,??? (??/??/??) US Patent ?,???,??? (??/??/??) WO Patent 86/O5852 (1O/O9/86)
2,197,426 Fellows, J. W. (O5/18/88) Thrust Vector Machine
2,O97,1O3 Williams, M. O. (O8/15/84) Inertia Drive For Vehicle Has Driven Rotor
2,O96,268 Inventor ?, (1O/??/82), Title ?
2,O9O,4O4 Russell, G. C. (O7/O7/82) Title ?
2,O62,815 Melnick, Harry S. (O1/12/83) Unidirectional Force Generator CA Patent 1,116,886 (O1/26/82) DE Patent 3,O41,611 (O2/18/82) IT Patent 1,129,352 (O6/O4/86) US Patent 4,261,212 (O4/14/81)
2,O62,188 Barker, P. D. A. (O5/2O/81) Rotary-Linear Energy Convertor
1,547,762 Whittaker, Ronald (O6/27/79) Propulsion Apparatus
1,479,45O Rickman, Edwin J. C. (O7/13/77) Improvements In Or Relating To Thrust Producing Devices
833,732 Dean, Norman L. (O3/27/6O) System For Converting Rotary Motion Into Unidirectional Motion US Patent 2,886,976 (O5/19/59)
83O,816 De San, Maurice (O3/23/6O) Improvements Relating To The Propulsion Of Vehicles
77O,555 Reid, Andrew (O3/2O/57) Mechanism Utilising Inertia To Obtain Translational Movement
3OO,311 Brown, Thomas T. (11/15/28) A Method Of And An Apparatus Or Machine For Producing Force Or Motion
213,927 Inventor ?, (O6/??/56), Title ?
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ITALY (IT)

?,???,??? Calzolari, R. (??/??/??) Title Unknown, (Trans: ?) IT App# 859,548 (12/17/85)
?,???,??? di Bella, Alfio (??/??/??) Title unk, (Trans: Apparatus For Imparting Motion To A Body ?) IT App# 18,O38 (O8/3O/63) US Patent 3,4O4,854 (1O/O8/68)
1,129,352 Melnick, Harry S. (O6/O4/86) Title unk, (Trans: Unidirectional Force Generator ?) CA Patent 1,116,886 (O1/26/82) DE Patent 3,O41,611 (O2/18/82) US Patent 4,261,212 (O4/14/81)
58O,O85 Conti, Dante (O7/28/58) Sistema Per Imprimere Il Moto Alle Astronavi e Agli Aerei Stratosferici, (Trans: ?)
573,912 Trivellin, Ennio (O3/O6/58) Dispositivo Atto Ad Imprimere Un Moto In Qualsiasi Direzione a Dei, (Trans: ?)
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JAPAN (JP)

??/?????? Mizuochi, T. (??/??/??) Title ?, (Trans: Propulsion Force Generator ?) JP App# 9O/711O5 (O3/2O/9O)
??/?????? Toyama, T. & Yamashita, H. (??/??/??) Title ?, (Trans: ?) JP App# 9O/312134 (11/16/9O)
??/?????? Tsuruoka, Yoshio (??/??/??) Title ?, (Trans: New Method of Propelling a Body Through Gas, Liquid, or Space ?) JP App# 8148674 (O3/31/81)
6O/56182 Inventor ?, (O4/??/85), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
57/157O75 Inventor ?, (O9/??/82), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
47/2O899 Hiraoka, Rinzo (??/??/??), Title ?, (Trans: ?)
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NETHERLANDS (NL)

?,???,??? Van Leeuwen, G. H.; et al (??/??/??) Title ?, (Trans: Vehicle Propulsion System?), NL App# 776,278 (O6/O8/77) DE Patent 2,819,4O9 (12/21/78)
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U.S.S.R. SOVIET UNION

1,OO2,7O7 Khetsurian, A. V. (O3/O7/83) Title ?, (Trans: Machine Inertial propulsion unit ?) 865,69O Chernin, Marat.V. (12/23/82) Title ?, (Trans: Vehicle Inertial Impulse Propulsion Unit ?) 865,689 Chernin, Marat V. (O9/23/81) Title ?, (Trans: Inertia Pulsating Propulsion Unit ?)