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08/28/2014 > 11 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.

20140239116 - Twin-fuselage rotorcraft: A rotorcraft (1) having: a lift rotor (5); a wing (10) extending from a first end (11) carrying a first propulsive propeller (21) to a second end (12) carrying a second propeller (22); landing gear (30); and a tail (40). The rotorcraft (1) is provided with two fuselages (51, 52)... Agent: Airbus Helicopters

20140239117 - Canard-locked oblique wing aircraft: An aircraft includes a fuselage, a main wing pivotally coupled to an aft portion of the fuselage, and a canard coupled to a forward portion of fuselage, wherein the main wing and the canard are configured to be connected together for supersonic flight and disconnected from each other for subsonic... Agent:

20140239118 - Method and apparatus for foldable wing uav: A device for releaseably retaining a wing of an aerial vehicle in a folded orientation in a bore of a tube is disclosed. A retaining element is bound around the folded wing elements of a foldable-winged UAV so that the maximum diameter of the folded and bound UAV is less... Agent:

20140239120 - Main landing gear bias axle steering: A bias steered landing gear system comprises a bogie beam, a first landing gear axle pivotally mounted to the bogie beam, and a steering actuator assembly. The first landing gear axle is pivotable through an axle steering range which includes a maximum inboard steering angle and a maximum outboard steering... Agent: Goodrich Corporation

20140239119 - Main landing gear compact axle steering: A landing gear system comprises a bogie beam, a landing gear axle pivotally mounted to the bogie beam, a steering rack, a linear actuator assembly, and a steering control link. The steering rack is secured transversely to the bogie beam and is longitudinally spaced apart from the landing gear axle.... Agent: Goodrich Corporation

20140239121 - Aircraft landing gear cooling system: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for cooling at least one landing gear brake of an aircraft in flight is described. The apparatus includes an air handling assembly that is coupled to the aircraft. The air handling assembly includes at least one air inlet port. The apparatus also includes an... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140239122 - Method for sealing a fuel tank: A method for making a structural element comprising a panel in composite material with fiber reinforcement in an organic matrix obtained by laying up and curing. The panel comprises a side likely to be exposed to contact with hydrocarbons. The required layer structure is obtained by laying up the plies... Agent: Daher Aerospace

20140239123 - Precision aerial delivery system: A system and methods for deployment operations from an airborne vehicle are presented. A designated location of a target is received at a flight control system coupled to a location tracking guided container comprising an agent. The location tracking guided container is ejected at an ejection point from the airborne... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140239124 - Spacecraft with open sides: A spacecraft may include a module structure having a plurality of module sides. The spacecraft may include a central cylinder extending through a center of the spacecraft. The central cylinder may be the only closed cross-section extending along a longitudinal axis of the spacecraft.... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140239125 - Modular core structure for dual-manifest spacecraft launch: A spacecraft may include an upper core structure or a lower core structure. The upper core structure may include an upper cylinder for supporting an upper spacecraft of a dual-manifest launch configuration. The lower core structure may include a lower cylinder for supporting a lower spacecraft with the upper cylinder... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140239126 - Drive system for ground spoiler, and aircraft: The present invention provides a drive system which can automatically deploy a ground spoiler even when a wheel is locked. A drive system for a ground spoiler deploys closed ground spoilers 4A to 4D when a wheel speed VW exceeds a wheel reference speed VW1 or when an air speed... Agent: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

08/21/2014 > 20 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140231575 - Method and apparatus for guided missile and/or net shield: An apparatus including a body portion, a plurality of missiles attached to the body portion in a manner which allows the plurality of missiles to detach from the body portion, a net having a plurality of locations, wherein each missile is attached to the net at a different location of... Agent:

20140231576 - Multi-mode seekers including focal plane array assemblies operable in semi-active laser and image guidance modes: Embodiments of a multi-mode seeker are provided for use in conjunction with a predetermined laser designator. In one embodiment, the multi-mode seeker includes a focal plane array and a bi-modal processing system. The focal plane array includes a detector array and a Read-Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC) operatively coupled to the... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140231577 - Projectile with steerable control surfaces and control method of the control surfaces of such a projectile: The subject-matter of the invention is a method for controlling the control surfaces of a projectile and the associated projectile comprising incidence steerable control surfaces and comprising at least two control surfaces, each one being rotatable with respect to the projectile around a pivot axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis... Agent: Nexter Munitions

20140231578 - Stabilized uav platform with fused ir and visible imagery: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and a method of use. The UAV may comprise a UAV platform designed around a sensor system. The UAV platform may adjust itself in order to stabilize the sensor system. The UAV platform may comprise front UAV wings,... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

20140231579 - Radial fluid device with multi-harmonic output: According to one embodiment, a radial fluid device comprises a cylinder block, first and second pluralities of pistons, a first cam disposed about the first plurality of radially extending cylinders, and a second cam disposed about the second plurality of radially extending cylinders. The second cam has at least one... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140231580 - Airship including aerodynamic, floatation, and deployable structures: An airship is provided. The airship includes a hull configured to contain a gas, at least one propulsion assembly coupled to the hull and including a propulsion device, and at least one aerodynamic component including a plurality of fairing structures including one or more slats, wherein the at least one... Agent: Lta Corporation

20140231593 - Multi-role aircraft with interchangeable mission modules: A flight-operable, truly modular aircraft has an aircraft core to which one or more of outer wings members, fuselage, cockpit, leading and trailing edge couplings, and empennage and tail sections can be removably coupled and/or replaced during the operating life span of the aircraft. In preferred embodiments the aircraft core... Agent:

20140231581 - Latching apparatus and methods: Latching apparatus and methods are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a first latch portion including a first tooth and a first pin disposed in a first aperture defined by the first tooth and a second latch portion including a second tooth and a second pin disposed in an second... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140231582 - Methods and systems of constructing a multi rotor aircraft fuselage: A lower hull 403 and an upper hull 402 may form a multi rotor aircraft fuselage system comprising a comprising a thermoformed thin shell monocoque fuselage 500, center console assembly 200, the center console assembly comprising a center console cover 210, an auto pilot housing cover 220 and an auto... Agent:

20140231583 - Launch device for tube-launched projectile: A device for launching a projectile from the bore of a tube. A launch frame having a longitudinal axis is configured for being received within the bore of the tube with a shuttle assembly configured for urging a projectile alone the tube's longitudinal axis. A shuttle assembly tensioning means is... Agent:

20140231594 - Rotocraft: An aerial vehicle includes independently controlled horizontal thrusters and vertical lifters to provide design and operational simplicity while allowing precision flying with six degrees of freedom and use of mounted devices such as tools, sensors, and instruments. Each horizontal thruster and vertical lifter can be mounted as constant-pitch, fixed-axis rotors... Agent:

20140231584 - Anti-lofting deflector for aircraft landing gear: a return member (11) arranged so as to urge the second flap against an abutment of the first flap that prevents the second flap from becoming aligned with the first flap, and to urge the first flap against an abutment of the stationary support that prevents the first flap from... Agent: Messier-bugatti-dowty

20140231585 - Launch and recovery system for unmanned aerial vehicles: A method of launching and retrieving a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) (10). The preferred method of launch involves carrying the UAV (10) up to altitude using a parasail (8) similar to that used to carry tourists aloft. The UAV is dropped and picks up enough airspeed in the dive to... Agent: Advanced Aerospace Technologies, Inc.

20140231586 - High-wing-aircraft fuselage support structure: A structural support assembly for a high-wing aircraft may include a plurality of columns extending through a passenger compartment of the aircraft having a pair of wings mounted proximate a top of a fuselage. A column upper end of at least one of the columns may be coupled to a... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140231587 - Onboard mixing of de-icing fluid: The invention pertains to a de-icer for airplanes, which comprises a self-propelled vehicle (32) which is provided with a lifting device (34, 36) for lifting and positioning a spraying nozzle (38) in the vicinity of an outer surface of an airplane to be de-iced. The nozzle (38) is fluidly connected... Agent: Vestergaard Company A/s

20140231588 - Method and system for loading and unloading cargo assembly onto and from an aircraft: A system for loading and unloading a cargo assembly onto and from an aircraft. The system comprises an aircraft and a moveable platform. The aircraft comprises a forward fairing, an aft fairing, a spine disposed between the forward fairing and the aft fairing and a plurality of mounts coupled to... Agent: Biosphere Aerospace, LLC

20140231589 - Gyroless three-axis sun acquisition using sun sensor and unscented kalman filter: An attitude estimator that uses sun sensor outputs as the only attitude determination measurements to provide three-axis attitude information. This is accomplished by incorporating the Euler equation into the estimator. An unscented Kalman filter is employed to accommodate various nonlinear characteristics and uncertainties of the spacecraft dynamics and thus improve... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140231590 - Aerial display system with marionettes articulated and supported by airborne devices: A system for performing an aerial display. The system includes a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and a ground control system with a processor executing a fleet manager module and with memory storing a different flight plan for each of the UAVs. The system further includes a marionette with... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20140231591 - Aircraft and control method therefor: An aircraft is provided with: an attitude control command calculating section which calculates an attitude control command for target attitude on the basis of a control stick operation amount; a gain value generating section which generates a gain value equal to or less than 1 which decreases as the control... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140231592 - Leading edge rib assembly: An aircraft wing comprising a main wing element with a spar and a leading edge rib which is supported by the spar and extends forward of the spar; a high lift device which is movably mounted to the main wing element; and an actuation mechanism comprising a drive shaft and... Agent: Airbus Operations Limited

08/14/2014 > 20 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.

20140224924 - Systems and methods for controlling a magnitude of a sonic boom: A method of controlling a magnitude of a sonic boom caused by off-design-condition operation of a supersonic aircraft at supersonic speeds includes, but is not limited to the step of operating the supersonic aircraft at supersonic speeds and at an off-design-condition. The supersonic aircraft has a pair of swept wings... Agent: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

20140224925 - Systems and methods for controlling a magnitude of a sonic boom: Methods and systems for controlling a magnitude of a sonic boom caused by off-design-condition operation of a supersonic aircraft at supersonic speeds are disclosed herein. The method includes, but is not limited to, monitoring, with a processor, a weight of the supersonic aircraft and a distribution of fuel onboard the... Agent: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

20140224926 - Systems and methods for controlling a magnitude of a sonic boom: A system for controlling a magnitude of a sonic boom includes a first sensor configured to detect a first condition of the supersonic aircraft. The system further includes a pair of wings configured to move fore and aft. The system further includes a processor communicatively coupled with the sensor and... Agent: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

20140224927 - Systems and methods for controlling a magnitude of a sonic boom: A system for controlling a magnitude of a sonic boom caused by off-design operation of a supersonic aircraft includes a sensor configured to detect a condition of the supersonic aircraft. The system further includes a control surface that is mounted to a wing of the supersonic aircraft. The system still... Agent: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

20140224921 - Air vehicle with bilateral steering thrusters: An air vehicle, such as a missile or a steerable submunition released from a missile or another air vehicle, has a bilateral thrust system for steering. The thrust system includes a pair of diametrically-opposed divert thrusters that provide thrust having radial components in opposite radial directions. In order to control... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140224922 - Methods and devices for providing guidance and control of low and high-spin rounds: A method for deploying a control surface from an exterior surface of a spinning projectile during flight is provided. The method including: moving the control surface in an interior of the projectile such that a portion of the movement retracts the control surface into the interior and a portion of... Agent: Omnitek Partners LLC

20140224923 - System for steering a flying object using pairs of lateral nozzles: System for steering a flying object using pairs of lateral nozzles—It comprises a gas generator (5) capable of being connected to lateral nozzles (7) via moveable plug devices (8), controlling the flow of gases coming from the generator through said nozzles. The lateral nozzles (7) are associated with at least... Agent:

20140224940 - Propulsion system using large scale vortex generators for flow redistribution and supersonic aircraft equipped with the propulsion system: A propulsion system for a supersonic aircraft includes an engine, a compression surface upstream of the engine, a shroud surrounding the engine configured to direct airflow passing over the compression surface towards the engine, and a plurality of vortex generators positioned upstream of the engine. The vortex generators have a... Agent: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

20140224928 - Helicopter skid landing gear: A cross tube for a helicopter skid landing gear, including a monolithic metallic tube having a central portion extending transversely between two end portions with longitudinal central axes of the central portion and of the end portions being located in a plane, where the central portion has inner and outer... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140224929 - Aircraft area with a storage cabinet for emergency equipment objects: An aircraft area comprises a door, a door aisle and a main aisle. A storage cabinet for emergency equipment objects is disposed adjacent to the door aisle and/or the main aisle, and has an access point that is reachable from the door aisle and/or the main aisle.... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh

20140224930 - Compact aircraft galley and lavatory arrangement and articulating lavatory partition for an aircraft: A combination lavatory and galley arrangement for aircraft includes a lavatory portion having adjacent inboard and outboard lavatories, and a galley portion, and can be located aft of aft aircraft aft doors, and can at least partially rearwardly extend into the aircraft's aft pressure dome. The inboard and outboard lavatories... Agent: B/e Aerospace, Inc.

20140224931 - Cabin attendant seat, arrangement comprising a cabin attendant seat and aircraft area: A cabin attendant seat comprising a carrier element which comprises a backrest section and a base section that carries said backrest section. A seat element is fastened to the carrier element. At least one first stowage compartment is integrated into said carrier element. A section of a rear wall of... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh

20140224932 - Composite structural panels and aircraft fuselages: Structural panel assemblies include first and second composite panels positioned in edgewise alignment, with at least one tab extending from a mating edge of the first panel and including an exterior surface in facing registration with a corresponding portion of an interior surface of the second composite panel. The corresponding... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140224933 - Vehicle with a skin: The present invention relates to a vehicle with a skin, which has a hole with a circumferential edge, and with a structure formed from a plurality of support elements, on which structure the skin is arranged, which vehicle is characterized in that a first support element of the plurality of... Agent:

20140224934 - Aircraft ice protection system: An ice protection system (20) comprises a deicer pad (30) with a first chamber (40) and a second chamber (50) bordering the first chamber (40). The inflation channels (41) in the first chamber (40) do not communicate with the inflation channels (51) in the second chamber (50). An inflation-fluid source... Agent: Goodrich Corporation

20140224935 - Aircraft liquid dispensing system: An aircraft liquid dispensing system is provided, comprising a flexible and collapsible reservoir positioned within a pressurized aircraft interior, wherein the reservoir is secured to the aircraft by a restraint assembly; a fill port located on the reservoir; a liquid control valve fluidically coupled to one end of the reservoir;... Agent:

20140224936 - Evacuation systems: Evacuation systems including gravity-assist mechanisms are detailed. The systems may facilitate slide pack deployment from, e.g., aircraft doors by increasing an initial downward velocity of a slide pack. The increased velocity assists the pack in clearing an associated enclosure before jamming the opening door or twisting or flipping into an... Agent:

20140224937 - Evacuation systems: Evacuation slide systems including a slide pack comprising a packboard coupled to an aircraft door, a girt bar coupled to an aircraft floor when the aircraft door is armed, and a restraint coupled to the packboard and the girt bar are detailed. The restraint controls a speed at which the... Agent: Air Cruisers Company

20140224938 - Airship: An improved airship having a plurality of resilient gasbags & gas containers, a straight fuselage tubular hull with an inner air passageway & propulsion means located therein, connecting air inlet & outlet funnels fore & aft, with air deflector cones axially positioned therein, and a plurality of bifurcated winged air... Agent:

20140224939 - Spacecraft east-west radiator assembly: A heat transfer assembly for a spacecraft is disclosed. The assembly includes an equipment panel having an east end and a west end. East and west radiator panels are coupled to the east and west ends, respectively, of the equipment panel. The assembly also includes a plurality of flexible heat... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/07/2014 > 15 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.

20140217236 - Variable-width aerodynamic device: There is described a variable-width aerodynamic device (10) associable to aerodynamic high lift structures (30), the variable-width aerodynamic device (10) comprising: a main body (11) substantially flat and having constant thickness; a first longitudinal edge (12) associated to the aerodynamic high lift structure (30); and a second non-rectilinear longitudinal edge... Agent: Embraer S.a.

20140217242 - Uav kit: The embodiments herein disclose a personal UAV kit for storing, preparing and remote control of micro UAVs (40). The UAV kit includes a base unit (10), a control unit (30) and at least one UAV. The UAVs can typically be a winged aircraft with foldable wings or a helicopter with... Agent: Prox Dynamics As

20140217229 - Unmanned aerial vehicle: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of vertical and horizontal flight modes, a method for assembling a UAV, and a kit of parts for assembling a UAV. The UAV comprises a wing structure comprising elongated equal first and second wings; a support structure comprising first and second sections coupled to... Agent: Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd

20140217243 - Tilt rotor aircraft with fixed engine arrangement: The system of the present application includes an engine and pylon arrangement for a tilt rotor aircraft in which the engine is fixed in relation to a wing portion of the aircraft, while the pylon is rotatable. The pylon supports a rotor hub having a plurality of rotor blades. Rotation... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140217230 - Drone cargo helicopter: A drone cargo helicopter having an elongated body. The elongated body has a low profile and has a front portion, a rear portion, an upper surface, a lower surface and a pair of opposing sides extending between the front and the rear portions. At least a first blade set is... Agent: Biosphere Aerospace, LLC

20140217231 - Rotary wing aircraft having collocated exhaust duct and propeller shaft: An exhaust system for reducing infrared emissions of a rotary wing aircraft includes an exhaust duct having a fore end for connection with an aft turbine section of an engine of the rotary wing aircraft, the exhaust duct having an aft end having an exhaust opening to expel engine exhaust... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

20140217233 - Aircraft propulsion assembly: An aircraft propulsion assembly includes a support providing a transfer of a force torque to an aircraft from a suspension assembly which is interposed between the support and a turbojet engine. The suspension assembly is mounted on an intermediate housing, a main housing or a fan housing, and on the... Agent: Aircelle

20140217234 - Aircraft propulsion assembly: An aircraft propulsion assembly includes a turbojet engine, a support providing a transfer of force torque to an aircraft from a suspension assembly, and the suspension assembly interposed between the support and the turbojet engine. The suspension assembly includes a device for absorbing thrust forces, an upstream suspension fasteners mounted... Agent: Aircelle

20140217232 - Mechanically optimized liquid inertia vibration eliminator and aircraft pylon system: A vibration isolator includes an upper housing and a lower housing; an upper reservoir housing defining a upper fluid chamber; a lower reservoir housing defining a lower fluid chamber; a piston spindle resiliently coupled to the upper housing with an upper elastomer member, the piston spindle being resiliently coupled to... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140217235 - Actuator arrangement and control surface arrangement, especially for an aircraft: An improved actuator arrangement for operating a driven element with different actuators. The actuator arrangement comprises a first actuator that drives a driven element in a first direction via a first output member and a second actuator that drives the driven element in a second direction opposite to the first... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh

20140217238 - Helicopter landing deck: The invention generally relates to two-bladed turbine nacelles and platforms integrated into the nacelle structure. In certain embodiments, the invention provides an assembly encompassing a nacelle that houses a two-bladed turbine and a hoisting platform. The hoisting platform is integrated into the structure of the nacelle so as to form... Agent: Condor Wind Energy Limited

20140217237 - Helicopter landing pad: A mobile helicopter landing pad comprises a platform with one or more elongate, concave guiding channels for aligning a helicopter on the landing pad by forcing the helicopter's skates into a specific alignment upon landing. The guiding channels may have laterally disposed rollers or else be made of slick material... Agent: I/o Controls Corporation

20140217239 - Aircraft monument having a sanitary module and a galley module: An aircraft monument for installation in an aircraft cabin comprising a sanitary module having a sanitary fitment, and a galley module arranged adjacent to the sanitary module. The galley module comprises a trolley parking place and a work surface. The trolley parking place is separated from the sanitary module by... Agent:

20140217240 - Vortex generating apparatus and vortex generating method: A vortex generating apparatus includes: a member to contact with a flow of a fluid to form a stagnation point and a first and a second separation points on a periphery of a cross section of the member parallel to the flow; a disturbance applying unit to apply a disturbance... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140217241 - Boundary layer flow disruptors for delaying transition to turbulent flow: An apparatus delays the transition of a boundary layer flow from laminar to turbulent. Flow disruptors are positioned to be in contact with a boundary layer flow moving in a flow direction over a surface. Each flow disruptor generates fluctuations in the boundary layer flow such that the frequency of... Agent:

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