Patents Assigned to VFW GmbH
  • Patent number: 4793576
    Abstract: Control surfaces in an aircraft are biparted, and one portion is acted upon by a mechanical signal transmission system in a redundant manner, the other one by an electrical signal transmission system normally operating in parallel; different construction versions and embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: VFW GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Frerk
  • Patent number: 4629318
    Abstract: The invention relates to a measuring device for determining cracks. Light conductive fibers or film are provided as crack detectors in this measuring device which fibers or films are applied directly upon the construction parts. Light is coupled into these light conductive fibers by means of a coupler and the passage of light is monitored at the free end. A fiber fracture serves as irreversible crack indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: VFW GmbH
    Inventors: Samir Malek, Bernd Hofer
  • Patent number: 4456207
    Abstract: A pin extends from the floor near a cargo door and pallets or containers are provided with an attachment which includes a releasable frame with a hinged spring-loaded plate having a bore and runoff surfaces. The bore traps the pin and forces the pallet or container to turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Assignee: MBB/VFW GmbH
    Inventors: Hinrich Engel, Eckhard Koch, Gunther Vogg