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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/09/2013 > 11 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.
20130112804 - Multi-modal vehicle: A multi-modal vehicle (“MMV”) 20a-20d. The MMV 20a-20d includes a fuselage 22 and a chassis 26 supporting at least three wheels 44 having deployed and stowed states. Extending away from the fuselage 22 is a canard wing system 28 and a main wing system 30. The main wing system 30... Agent: Ohio University
20130112806 - Drive system with harmonic drive for self-propelled aircraft wheel: A drive system with harmonic drive designed to meet the high power and torque requirements required to drive an aircraft independently on the ground is provided. The drive system includes an electric motor driven by a harmonic drive assembly that may be configured to be integral with the motor. This... Agent:
20130112807 - Method for reducing aircraft maintenance costs and time out of service: A method for reducing both an aircraft's scheduled and unscheduled maintenance costs and an aircraft's time out of service for maintenance, repair, and overhaul is provided. The present method is implemented by providing onboard drive means on an aircraft capable of translating torque through aircraft wheels and controllable to move... Agent: Borealis Technical Limited
20130112805 - Method for reducing requirements for aircraft brake size, complexity, and heat dissipation: A method is provided for optimizing requirements for brake size, complexity, and heat dissipation capability in an aircraft, wherein the aircraft is powered during ground travel by an onboard wheel drive assembly, including controllable drive means, mounted on at least one aircraft wheel, and ground travel is controlled by the... Agent: Borealis Technical Limited
20130112808 - Compact improved aircraft landing gear: A breaker strut of an aircraft landing gear, including means to adjust the length of at least one of its lower and upper portions and/or a space allowing a nesting of the lower and upper portions in the folded position of the strut. A landing gear including such a strut... Agent: Airbus Operations (sas)
20130112809 - Apparatus for pre-rotating aircraft tires: A disc-shaped accessory having radially-hinged flaps is adapted to be attached to an aircraft wheel. The flaps open no more than 90° (preferably 45-70°) in an airstream to exert a rotational torque on the wheel, causing the wheel to spin. The rotation helps reduce tire wear and damage during aircraft... Agent:
20130112810 - Skid landing gear system: A skid landing gear assembly is provided. One embodiment of the landing gear assembly may include a first and a second skid member, and a forward and an aft cross member. The forward and aft cross-members may have integrated attachment members coupled to a forward portion and an aft portion... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
20130112811 - Aircraft with an integrated energy-absorbing deformation structure and aircraft with such a fuselage: An aircraft fuselage has an integrated energy-absorbing deformation structure. The fuselage includes annular frames, longitudinal fuselage beams interconnecting the annular frames, and a covering forming a fuselage skin. A lower floor structure is disposed in an interior of the fuselage. The lower floor structure includes a plurality of transverse beams... Agent: Premium Aerotec Gmbh
20130112812 - Reducing risk of disbonding in areas of differing strain: Technologies for reducing the risk of disbonding between two bonded members at areas of differing strain in the members are provided. Where the difference in strain between the two bonded members becomes excessing, movement of the members relative to each other may cause a traditional rigid adhesive to fail, resulting... Agent:
20130112813 - Multiple bundle sling load system: A multiple bundle sling load system including a sling for attachment to an aircraft, a support system suspended from the sling for carrying a plurality of bundles, a load release mechanism interconnecting each bundle with the support structure, a parachute associated with at least one of the bundles, a parachute... Agent:
20130112814 - Droop panel linkage: A droop panel linkage for aircraft includes a lever arm, a main lever, a main tube and at least one drive strut. The lever arm is pivotally attached at a first end to a flap and is pivotally connected at a second end to a first end of the main... Agent: Airbus S.a.s.05/02/2013 > 19 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories.
20130105636 - Rotor system anti-rotation wear protector: A rotating control system includes a member having at least one clevis defined by a pair of clevis arms disposed in a clevis plane, the at least one clevis having an axis of symmetry disposed in the clevis plane midway between the pair of clevis arms, a shaft member pivotally... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
20130105619 - Camera stabilization mechanism: Camera mount systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a camera mount system is provided, including a first and a second axial arm configured to mount a camera system. The camera mount system further includes a plurality of pistons configured to attach the first and the second axial arms to... Agent: Vanguard Defense International, LLC
20130105620 - Sided performance coaxial vertical takeoff and landing (vtol) uav and pitch stability technique using oblique active tilting (oat): A system for increasing the thrust and power capabilities of a side by side vertical takeoff and landing vehicle and to optimize the coaxial rotor performance. The system including a first coaxial rotor spaced from an aircraft body and a second coaxial rotor spaced from the aircraft body and opposite... Agent: King Abdullah Ii Design And Development Bureau
20130105621 - Pylon mounting system with vibration isolation: A pylon mounting system with vibration isolation is provided. The system generally includes a housing that defines a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber, a fluid disposed within the fluid chambers; a piston assembly at least partially disposed within the housing, and a tuning passage defined by the... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
20130105635 - Quad tilt rotor vertical take off and landing (vtol) unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) with 45 degree rotors: A system and method to control the stability and direction of a quad tilt vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by manipulating the rotational speed of propellers at each rotor while simultaneously tilting the rotors in a 45 degree configuration related to a central axis for directional... Agent: King Abdullah Ii Design And Development Bureau
20130105622 - Aft pylon fairing for aircraft engine suspension system, comprising a heat shield capable of expanding freely: This invention relates to an aft pylon fairing for the suspension system of an aircraft engine, comprising a main structure extending along a longitudinal direction of said fairing and integrating two side panels connected to each other, the fairing also comprising a heat protection deck mounted on said main structure... Agent: Airbus Operations (sas)
20130105637 - Active prop rotor stability system: A system and method for adjusting a rotor blade upon detection of a harmful force exerted on an aircraft wing includes a sensor attached to the wing and a subsystem operably associated with the sensor. The method includes sensing the force exerted on the wing with the sensor and determining... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
20130105623 - Device for detecting breakage of a primary path in a flight control actuator: A device (13) for detecting the breakage of a primary path in a flight control actuator, said actuator having a primary path (1) comprising a rotary hollow screw (2), a secondary path (10) comprising a safety rod (3) that reacts the load passing through the screw (2), said device (13)... Agent:
20130105624 - Landing gear, an aircraft, and a method: The present invention relates to landing gear (5) having at least one undercarriage (10) comprising a landing gear leg (11) carrying at least one wheel (12). The undercarriage (10) includes a retraction actuator (20) having an electric motor (23), blocking means (30) for blocking the actuator in the retraction position... Agent: Eurocopter
20130105625 - Aircraft provided with a buoyancy system for a rotary element: The present invention relates to an aircraft (1) provided with at least one rotary element (10) provided with blades (11) liable to come into contact with a liquid surface (100) on ditching, said aircraft including a buoyancy system. The aircraft includes a fairing (15) surrounding at least part of said... Agent: Eurocopter
20130105626 - Changing cubicle in an aircraft and method for retrofitting an aircraft with a changing cubicle: The invention relates to a changing cubicle in an aircraft (14), said changing cubicle comprising outer walls (4) that are opaque, at least in part, and being designed with an access opening (5) that can be closed, at least in part, wherein the changing cubicle (1) can be fastened to... Agent: Diehl Aircabin Gmbh
20130105627 - High privacy passenger aircraft cabin arrangement: An aircraft that includes a cabin that has a floor, side walls, a ceiling and an interior, a first class section positioned in the interior that includes a longitudinally extending first aisle extending therethrough, a first door positioned fore of the first class section, an economy class section positioned in... Agent: C&d Zodiac, Inc.
20130105628 - Airframe: Airframe systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an airframe system includes a first side wall and a second side wall. The airframe system further includes a drive train platform configured to carry an aircraft drive train and to attach the first side wall parallel to the second side wall.... Agent: Vanguard Defense International, LLC
20130105629 - Multi-spar port box joint: A method for connecting a wing. A frame for a wing may be positioned relative to a fuselage of an aircraft. The frame may have bays and comprise a front spar, a rear spar, and a number of spars located between the front and rear spars. A first number of... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130105630 - Cover plate, door covering and aircraft or spacecraft: The present invention provides a cover plate for covering at least portions of a door gap formed between a door covering and a fuselage cell of an aircraft or spacecraft, comprising: a fastening portion by which the cover plate can be mounted on an outer surface of the door covering;... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20130105631 - Icing detector probe and icing detector with the same: An icing detector probe includes three sections arranged sequentially along the direction of air flow, namely, a first section, a second section and a third section. The shape of the outer surface of the first section is suitable for collecting droplets in the air flow. The shape of the outer... Agent: Commercial Aircraft Corporation Of China, Ltd
20130105632 - Method and system for controlling a set of at least two satellites adapted to provide a service: A method is provided for controlling a set of at least two satellites adapted to provide a service used by at least one portion of the set of the said satellites at a given moment, in which, continuously or pseudo-continuously, a mean value of the longitudes of the respective ascending... Agent: Thales
20130105633 - Method of commanding an attitude control system and attitude control system of a space vehicle: A method for controlling an attitude control system (30) for a space vehicle (10), the attitude of the space vehicle being controlled during at least one preparation phase followed by an observation phase during which an image capture is performed. In an attitude control system that includes a maneuvering subsystem... Agent: Astrium Sas
20130105634 - Compact two axis gimbal for control stick: An electromechanical portion of the control stick includes a two-axis gimbal, with each axis including a mechanical gimbal structure supported by rolling element bearings, cam based centering mechanisms, linkages to connect a geared power-drive including a resolver commutated brushless DC motor and compound-planetary gearhead to provide active force feedback, and... Agent: Woodward Mpc, Inc.04/25/2013 > 18 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.
20130099065 - Tilt-wing aircraft: A tilt-wing aircraft is provided. The tilt-wing aircraft includes a tail drive and control unit. The control unit is configured to generate a forward thrust. The control unit can also generate an upwardly or downwardly directed thrust component and/or a laterally directed thrust component in hover flight and in climb... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh
20130099048 - Unmanned aerial vehicle and method of operation: A method of unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV) flight includes providing horizontal thrust in-line with the direction of forward flight of the UAV(110)using at least one electric motor(120), providing primary vertical lift for the UAV(110) during the forward flight using a fixed and non-rotating wing(125), repositioning the at least one electric motor(120′)to... Agent: Aerovironment, Inc.
20130099049 - Aircraft wing with flexible skins: A wing includes a spar, and a pair of flexible skins that are attached to the spar. The spar is at the leading edge of the wing, and the skins extend toward the trailing edge of the wing. The wing deploys from a stowed condition, in which the skins are... Agent:
20130099050 - Aircraft wing with knuckled rib structure: An aircraft wing has hinged ribs, and a skin covering the ribs. The ribs each include plural rib sections, array from the leading edge of the wing, to the trailing edge of the wing, and a lock to hold the rib sections together in a deployed state or condition. The... Agent:
20130099051 - Turboshaft engine attached to a pylon of the fuselage of an aircraft by a failsafe suspension system: A suspension system including a front suspension plane located at an intermediate turboshaft engine casing and connecting same to a pylon, a rear suspension plane located at an exhaust casing of the turboshaft engine and connecting same to the pylon, and a failsafe intermediate suspension plane located between the front... Agent: Snecma
20130099052 - Method for adjusting the doors of a landing gear bay, and associated door: The aim of the invention is to allow the set of doors to be adjusted without increasing the number of landing gear retraction/extension manoeuvres, by incorporating a specific entrance in the fairing (2) of the landing gear bay (4) that provides access to the different accessories (14, 17a, 17b) used... Agent: Airbus Operations Sas
20130099053 - Mid-wing multi-deck airplane: An airplane comprises a twin-deck fuselage in which an upper deck support structure is utilized for carry-through of a mid-mount main wing box. The main landing gear of the airplane is mounted to the fuselage and is stowed in a non-pressurized area below the main wing box (enabled due to... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130099054 - Active platform for the landing of an aircraft on an access facility: An active platform (1) for the landing of an aircraft on an access facility (B) including a support basement (2), suitable to be fixed on a reference surface (P) belonging to the aforesaid access facility (B), and a landing footboard (3), superiorly connected with the support basement (2) and suitable... Agent: B. Financial S.r.l
20130099055 - Integrated lavatory pan for commercial aircraft: Aircraft flooring construction wherein the floor covering (e.g. over the floor structure of the aircraft) is an integrated single construction of material or materials with suitable physical properties including moisture impermeability, wear resistance and low combustion and toxicity, for long term and safe use in aircraft and particularly for aircraft... Agent: Schneller, Inc.
20130099056 - Fuselage cell for an aircraft, particularly an airplane: A fuselage cell for an aircraft includes at least two shell segments forming a fuselage cell. The shell segments are provided with a plurality of longitudinal and/or circumferential reinforcements that are integral with a skin panel of the respective shell segment. The reinforcements at least sectionally form a closed cross-sectional... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20130099057 - Impact resistant and damage tolerant aircraft fuselage: Aircraft fuselage section (32) subjected to impacts of external bodies, the aircraft fuselage having a curved shape with at least a vertical symmetry plane (A-A) and a central longitudinal axis and comprising a skin (35) and a plurality of frames (37) arranged perpendicularly to said longitudinal axis (33), the aircraft... Agent: Airbus Operations S.l.
20130099058 - Aircraft wing cover comprising a sandwich panel and methods to manufacture and design the said wing cover: An aircraft wing cover (10) comprising an integrally stiffened sandwich panel including first and second skins (11, 12) sandwiching a core layer (13), wherein at least one of the skins has a plurality of spanwise extending integral regions of increased thickness (18) accommodated by corresponding regions (19) of decreased thickness... Agent:
20130099059 - Satellite having a simplified, streamlined, and economical structure, and method for implementing same: The invention relates to a satellite having a structure that includes a circular launching interface ring and at least two main planar apparatus-holding walls that are substantially parallel to the axis of the ring and rigidly connected to one another and to the ring. Each wall directly bears on the... Agent: Astrium Sas
20130099060 - Hinged raked wing tip: A wing assembly comprises a raked wing tip having an outboard portion hinged to one of a main wing having at least one moveable control surface and an inboard raked wing tip portion. The outboard portion of the raked wing tip does not carry any moveable flight control surfaces.... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130099061 - Flap roller arrangement, flap assembly, and method for removing a roller assembly from a flap fitting: A flap roller arrangement for supporting a flap on a wing of an aircraft is disclosed herein. The flap roller arrangement includes, but is not limited to, a roller assembly that is configured for rolling engagement with a flap track of the wing and for engagement with a flap fitting.... Agent: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
20130099062 - Structural arrangement, aircraft or spacecraft and method: The present invention pertains inter alia to a structural arrangement, comprising a box structure, a first fibre portion which extends in a first plane, a second fibre portion which extends in a second plane, the first and the second fibre portion being interconnected at a crossing point thereof, the first... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20130099063 - Segmented aircraft wing having solar arrays: An aircraft wing has a plurality of wing segments mounted on a wing spar by joints that allow relative movement between the spar and the wing segments. Tuning of coefficients of thermal expansion is employed to reduce induced stresses from changes in temperature.... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130099064 - Methods and systems for providing constant-feel, multi-axis tactile cues: A system for adjusting tactile cues includes a controller having an axis and a cross-axis; an axis tactile cue generated in response to the position of the controller along the axis; a position scaling unit scaling a cross-axis controller position to generate a scaled cross-axis controller position; a force scaling... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation04/18/2013 > 15 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.
20130092791 - Method for a noise abatement procedure for an aircraft: A method of reducing noise from an aircraft in a noise abatement zone during flight of the aircraft includes determining where the flight path of the aircraft will intersect the noise abatement zone and then operating the aircraft in a quieter manner when the aircraft is within the noise abatement... Agent: General Electric Company
20130092785 - System and method for guiding and controlling a missile using high order sliding mode control: Higher Order Sliding Mode (HOSM) control techniques are applied to the Guidance Control (G&C) of interceptor missile in which velocity may be steered by combination of main thrust, aerodynamic lift and lateral on-off divert thrusters, and attitude may be steered by continuous or on-off actuators. Methods include the pointing of... Agent: Davidson Technologies, Inc.
20130092799 - Fixed-wing and electric multi-rotor composite aircraft: The present invention discloses a fixed-wing and electric multi-rotor composite aircraft, including an electric multi-rotor dynamic system and a main controller, the fixed-wing dynamic system and electric multi-rotor dynamic system are mutually independent structurally, the main controller includes the fixed-wing control system and an electric multi-rotor control system which is... Agent:
20130092786 - Interferometric strain field sensor system for measuring rotor state: A system for controlling operation of a rotary-wing aircraft includes at least one optical interferometric sensor located at a selected point of measurement of a rotor assembly of the rotary-wing aircraft. An aircraft control system is operably connected to the at least one optical interferometric sensor to evaluate sensor data... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
20130092798 - Filter systems for air intakes of aircraft engines and related methods: A filter system includes a filter assembly having an interior, an end defining a bypass opening, and another end for coupling to an air intake of an aircraft engine to permit intake air from the interior to enter the air intake. The filter system includes a bypass closure movable relative... Agent: Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc.
20130092789 - Hybrid drive for helicopters: The rotors of a helicopter are powered by electric motors. The electrical energy required for this purpose is produced by a motor-generator unit, which comprises one or more internal combustion engines. The motor-generator unit can be secured under the cabin floor. This yields a hybrid helicopter that can set the... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh
20130092788 - Suspension system for aircraft auxiliary power unit with elastomeric member: The present invention broadly comprises an aircraft motion control auxiliary power unit suspension system device, the aircraft motion control auxiliary power unit suspension system device comprising a first motion control nonelastomeric member and a second motion control nonelastomeric member, a first motion control elastomer member disposed to operatively interconnect the... Agent:
20130092790 - Fin deployment method and apparatus: An air vehicle that is launched from inside a launcher, includes a release mechanism for releasing fins of the vehicle from a stowed condition to a deployed condition. The release mechanism includes a pin that is located within a cavity in the fuselage of the air vehicle. Pressurized gasses initially... Agent:
20130092792 - Method and apparatus for out-of-autoclave adhesive shear bonding of structures: The shear bonding method is configured to facilitate bonding of structures in an out-of-autoclave environment. The shear bonding method includes bonding a plurality of frame members to the interior of a tapered tailboom. The frames are located on a bayonet type tool. An adhesive pack is applied to each frame.... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
20130092793 - Aircraft, and fastening arrangement for a floor structure in an aircraft: An aircraft comprising includes a fuselage shell with fuselage frames, a floor structure with transverse and longitudinal beams, and a fastening arrangement for supporting the floor structure on the fuselage shell. The fastening arrangement includes first bars each connecting an end of a transverse beam to a fuselage frame so... Agent: Premium Aerotec Gmbh
20130092794 - Method for producing a component for joining structures, component and structural arrangement: The present invention provides a method for producing a component for joining structures at intersection regions thereof, comprising the following steps: forming a first fibre having a meandering shape which includes a plurality of first loops; forming a second fibre having a meandering shape which includes a plurality of second... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20130092795 - Ejection device for a flight data recorder: An ejection device for a flight data recorder includes an ejection spindle, which can be detachably connected to the flight data recorder by means of a bayonet coupling. The bayonet coupling can be released by means of force application by the ejection spindle, a disengaging device, which has a compression-resistant... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh
20130092796 - Speed limiting apparatus and method: In various examples, a speed limiting apparatus (100, 200) includes a garment (102, 202)) configured to be worn by a user (10). The garment includes an enclosure (110, 220). A speed limiting assembly (120, 220) is coupled to the garment. The speed limiting assembly includes a chute (136, 236) disposed... Agent:
20130092797 - Wing tip device: A wing tip device for fixing to the outboard end of a wing, the wing defining a wing plane, includes: an upper wing-like element projecting upwardly with respect to the wing plane and having a trailing edge; and a lower wing-like element fixed with respect to the upper wing-like element... Agent: Airbus Operations LimitedPrevious industry: Winding, tensioning, or guiding
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