XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) has received a written Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), stating that it will issue a utility patent for the TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane, the company said.
The government´s Notice of Allowance granted all 20 technology “Claims” originally filed by XTI in its May 2015 patent application, which describe the mechanical operation and configuration of the TriFan. This is XTI´s second patent. The USPTO issued a design patent to XTI (D741247) in October 2015. In addition to the two patents, XTI has other extensive intellectual property and engineering data that it has developed over the past four years on its revolutionary airplane.
The TriFan 600 is a six-seat airplane that will have the speed, range and comfort of a business jet and the ability to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter. It will travel at over 300 miles an hour, with a range of over 1,200 miles.
Using three ducted fans, the TriFan lifts off vertically and then its two wing fans rotate forward for a seamless transition to cruise speed and its initial climb. It will reach 35,000 feet in just ten minutes and cruise to the destination as a highly efficient business aircraft.
XTI Aircraft Company is a privately owned aviation business based near Denver, and founded in 2012.