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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:

  
07/31/2014 > 15 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.
  
07/24/2014 > 15 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.

20140203139 - Adaptive solar airframe: Methods and apparatus for an adaptable solar airframe are provided herein. In some embodiments, an adaptable solar airframe includes an expandable body having an aerodynamic cross-section that reduces parasitic air drag at any given thickness of the body, further being able to change its shape in flight in response to... Agent: Sunlight Photonics Inc.

20140203134 - Systems and methods for retaining and deploying canards: Disclosed are systems and methods for retaining and deploying a plurality of canards and canard covers on a projectile. The projectile includes a projectile housing defining an interior chamber and a longitudinal axis, canards rotatably mounted to the housing, canard covers, a bobbin movably disposed in the interior chamber of... Agent: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.

20140203135 - Balloon with deflation and maneuvering port: A hot air balloon with an adjustable deflation port at its upper end which can fee selectively opened and closed on the ground and during flight. The positive control of the port by the operator of the balloon in the basket allows the deflation port to be adjusted at any... Agent:

20140203136 - Airport capacity from takeoff assist: Systems and methods for ground-based aircraft thrust systems are provided. In particular, some embodiments use an electromechanical thrust assembly to accelerate aircraft using ground-based energy for takeoff. The assembly can include one or more sleds, one or more maglev tracks, and/or one or more linear motors. Airplanes are loaded onto... Agent: Exhaustless, Inc.

20140203137 - Aircraft thrust, assembly, and methods: Systems and methods for ground-based aircraft thrust systems are provided. In particular, some embodiments use an electromechanical thrust assembly to accelerate aircraft using ground-based energy for takeoff. The assembly can include one or more sleds, one or more maglev tracks, and/or one or more linear motors. Airplanes are loaded onto... Agent: Exhaustless, Inc.

20140203138 - Lighter-than-air systems, methods, and kits for obtaining aerial images: Lighter-than-air systems, methods, and kits for obtaining aerial images are described. For example, various methods for determining planned ascent, drift, and/or descent of a lighter-than-air system are described. In addition, various structural arrangements of lighter-than-air systems for accomplishing planned ascent, drift, and/or descent and obtaining aerial images are described.... Agent:

20140203140 - Method and apparatus for automated launch, retrieval, and servicing of a hovering aircraft: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide an apparatus configured to automatically retrieve, service, and launch an aircraft. For retrieval, the aircraft drops a weighted cable, and pulls it at low relative speed into a broad aperture of the apparatus. In certain instances, the cable is dragged along guiding surfaces... Agent: Aerovel Corporation

20140203141 - Method and apparatus for retrieving a hovering aircraft: For retrieval of a hovering aircraft, a cable, bar, or similar fixture is suspended in an approximately horizontal orientation across the retrieval area between two well-separated supports. The aircraft slowly flies into this fixture, which then slides along the aircraft in a direction approximately parallel with the aircraft's thrust line.... Agent: Aerovel Corporation

20140203142 - Refractive body panels (vehicle refractive panels): Refractive body panels replace traditional metal or fiberglass panels and consist primarily of dyed and moldable plastic in a prism configuration under clear polycarbonate; a bi-layer unit working in concert to scatter and/or change the direction of light to illuminate the exterior and increase safety and performance; the bi-layer unit... Agent:

20140203143 - Front aircraft sealed bottom comprising recesses for housing cockpit equipment: A leaktight nose cone backplate for an aircraft having a first side oriented towards a radome zone intended to house a mobile antenna, and a second side opposite the first side and oriented towards a cockpit of the aircraft. The second side has at least one recess intended to receive... Agent:

20140203144 - Aircraft cargo door shield: A cargo door shield system comprising a cargo door cover movable between a shield position below the fully opened cargo door, and a storage position permitting the cargo door to be moved uninhibited by the cover between the closed and fully opened positions. The system including a pair of spaced... Agent:

20140203145 - Variation compensating assembly: An apparatus comprising an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve. The outer sleeve has a first channel with an inner wall with a first number of substantially planar surfaces. The inner sleeve has a second channel and an outer wall with a second number of substantially planar surfaces. The outer... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140203146 - Method and device for using hot air to de-ice the leading edges of a jet aircraft: A de-icing device includes a hot air circuit including an inlet for hot air bled from an engine, and a duct connecting the inlet to an outlet of the circuit which opens towards the leading edge. The device also includes electrical heating means associated with the duct, and control means... Agent: Airbus Operations S.a.s.

20140203147 - Tip with nozzle load sensing and wireless communication functionality for refueling boom: A Wireless Communication and Sensor System (WSCC) serving a refueled entity and a refueling entity, the system comprising nozzle load sensing functionality for a nozzle Boom Tip Unit; and apparatus for wirelessly transmitting loads sensed by the nozzle load sensing functionality to at least one of a boom operator and... Agent:

20140203148 - Cryogenic thruster assembly: A cryogenic thruster assembly including: a reignitable main thruster; a first cryogenic tank connected to the main thruster to feed the main thruster with a first propellant; a first gas tank; at least one settling thruster; and a first feed circuit for feeding the first gas tank. The feed circuit... Agent: Snecma

  
07/17/2014 > 11 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.

20140197273 - Method for producing a surface structure with lightning protection, and surface structure which can be produced in this way: A method for producing a surface structure with a lightning strike protective system involves providing a support structure based on a fiber-reinforced composite material. At least one arrangement of a lightning strike protective material made from or with a conductive material is applied onto the support structure so that the... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh

20140197270 - Air vehicle with control surfaces and vectored thrust: An air vehicle, such as a missile, for example an interceptor, includes control surfaces and a vectored thrust system, both used for steering the missile. A controller is operatively coupled to both steering mechanisms, and is configured to operate in a low dynamic pressure mode, which uses the vectored thrust... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140197271 - Helicopter: A composite structure forming a load bearing composite shell for a helicopter, with a shell which defines the exterior of a fuselage and includes a central fuselage section and tail boom, a fuselage which is adapted house an engine or drive train, a layered composite crashworthy seat and support structure... Agent: Composite Helicopter Holdings Limited

20140197280 - Delta wing unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) and method of manufacture of the same: This disclosure pertains to the field of small-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The delta wing vehicle consists of an isosceles triangular shaped lifting body milled from Styrofoam. The longitudinal axis is approximately 65% of the lateral axis. The horizontal wing projections, or tiplets, are attached to the main lifting body at... Agent:

20140197272 - Aircraft wing flap device and method of operating the same: A wing flap control system on a wing comprising at least two control plates having an opening sized to accommodate a drive shaft, a drive shaft that engages each of the openings in each of the plurality of plates, a sprocket rotatively affixed the drive shaft with the drive shaft... Agent:

20140197274 - Aircraft fuselage: A fuselage for an airplane including a frame comprising an upper truss and a lower truss extending from a front end of the fuselage towards the rear end of the fuselage, wherein the lower truss comprises one or more forward box beams, a plurality of support rings attached to the... Agent:

20140197275 - Aircraft landing gear and method of operating the same: A main landing gear system for an aircraft including a truss element including a front portion joined to a rear portion, a first support unit and second support unit affixed to the truss at the junction of the first portion and the second portion on opposing sides of the truss,... Agent:

20140197276 - Aircraft landing gear and method of operating the same: A front landing gear system for an aircraft including a swing arm rotatively coupled to a wheel, a forward link arm rotatively coupled to the swing arm, a oleopneumatic cylinder rotatively coupled to the swing arm, second extension arm and a bulkhead, a plate rotatively coupled to the bulkhead, an... Agent:

20140197277 - Aircraft support structure: A support unit for a structure within a pressure vessel that includes an external load distribution plate, an internal load distribution plate, a standoff unit between the external load distribution plate and the internal load distribution plate that extends through an opening in a pressure vessel.... Agent:

20140197278 - Airplane sidewall attachment device: A system for attaching an aircraft wall panel to an airframe member includes a top support bracket having a mating member, a lower support bracket having a mating pin, and an aircraft wall panel having a first stabilizing attachment and a first securing attachment. The first stabilizing and securing attachments... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140197279 - Kite: A kite includes a frame including first and second wings spaced apart along a vertical axis, wherein each of the first and second wings includes a leading edges and a trailing edge. The frame further includes a plurality of struts extending between and connecting the first and second wings.... Agent:

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