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Device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance

United States Patent

7,008,005
March 7, 2006
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A device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance for vehicles having a generally rectangular flat front face comprising a plurality of load bearing struts of a predetermined size attached to the flat front face adjacent the sides and top thereof, a pair of pliable opposing flat sheets having an outside edge portion attached to the flat front face adjacent the sides thereof and an upper edge with a predetermined curve; the opposing flat sheets being bent and attached to the struts to form effective curved airfoil shapes, and a top pliable flat sheet disposed adjacent the top of the flat front face and having predetermined curved side edges, which, when the top sheet is bent and attached to the struts to form an effective curved airfoil shape, mate with the curved upper edges of the opposing sheets to complete the aerodynamic device.
Graham; Sean C. (Seattle, WA)
Freight Wing Inc. (Seattle, WA)
10/ 934,055
20060049665
September 7, 2004
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC36-03G013173 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.