Patents Examined by Richard G Davis
  • Patent number: 10183753
    Abstract: A piece of aeronautic equipment intended to equip an aircraft, the equipment (25) including a part intended to be arranged at a skin (27) of the aircraft and elements for heating the part, characterized in that the heating elements include a thermodynamic loop including a closed circuit in which a heat transfer fluid circulates, the closed circuit including an evaporator (14) associated with functional elements (25a) of the aircraft forming a heat source giving off heat during their operation and a zone in which a condensation of the heat transfer fluid can occur in the appendage to heat it, and in that outside the evaporator (14), the circuit in which the fluid circulates is formed by a tubular channel with an empty section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Pineau, Claude Sarno, Romain Hodot, Frederic Martin
  • Patent number: 10173779
    Abstract: Arrangements for safety and comfort in vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Arjuna Indraeswaran Rajasingham
  • Patent number: 10173771
    Abstract: A pylon assembly for a tiltrotor aircraft includes a fixed pylon having an outboard end. A rotor assembly is rotatably coupled to the fixed pylon and is operable to rotate between a a vertical takeoff and landing orientation and a forward flight orientation. The rotor assembly includes a proprotor operable to produce a slipstream. A wing extension is rotatably coupled to the outboard end of the fixed pylon. The wing extension is operable to rotate generally with the rotor assembly such that a minimal dimension of the wing extension remains in the slipstream of the proprotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ray Ivans, Nathan Gabriel Wu
  • Patent number: 10149464
    Abstract: A tackle storage assembly for storing fishing tackle within a fishing rod includes a fishing rod that has a handle and a rod. The handle is substantially hollow. A cylinder is provided and the cylinder contains fishing tackle. The cylinder is slidably positioned in the handle of the fishing rod. Thus, the cylinder is selectively stored in the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Scott Free
  • Patent number: 10144506
    Abstract: A drive system for rotating a wheel of an aircraft landing gear. The drive system has a drive pinion and a motor operable to rotate the drive pinion via a drive path. A rotary damper is provided in the drive path between the motor and the drive pinion. A driven gear is adapted to be attached to the wheel so as to be capable of rotating the wheel. The drive system has a drive configuration in which the drive pinion is capable of meshing with the driven gear to permit the motor to drive the driven gear via the drive path. One of the drive pinion and the driven gear comprises a roller gear having a series of rollers arranged to form a ring, each roller being rotatable about a roller axis, and the other of the drive pinion and the driven gear comprises a sprocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Arnaud Didey, Fraser Wilson
  • Patent number: 10144526
    Abstract: An engine attachment system (EAS) includes a forward collar (202), an aft collar (204), at least one truss subassembly (216) disposed between the forward collar and the aft collar for supporting an engine, and at least one vibration isolator (206,208) integrated with each of the forward and aft collars for isolating engine vibration and reducing noise. A method of attaching a turboprop engine includes providing an EAS and hoisting a turboprop engine at least partially within the at least one truss subassembly (216).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel C. Zameroski, Gerald P. Whiteford
  • Patent number: 10137974
    Abstract: A monument for a cabin of a vehicle, in particular of an aircraft or spacecraft, having an outer housing side and a fastening rail for fastening connection elements in a longitudinal direction of the fastening rail in order to fix the monument in position inside the cabin, wherein the fastening rail has a receiving space extending in the longitudinal direction of the fastening rail, which space is designed to receive and fasten mounting feet of the connection elements to the fastening rail, and wherein the fastening rail is integrated in the outer housing side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Tim von Ahlen, Daniel Hiebing, Ansgar Josef Fennen, Falk Bajorat, Christian L├╝bbering
  • Patent number: 10130542
    Abstract: A device for supporting the upper body parts of a person next to the medical examining table where the rest of the body is resting and positioning the head and neck of the person above and below the top of the medical examining table for the taking of medical pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Glenn Gerald Strawder
  • Patent number: 10131436
    Abstract: An apparatus, method for making, and product by process for a parachute, the parachute having a conductive network and a set of fabrics; the conductive network including a set of conductive elements and a set of devices; wherein a first subset of conductive elements of the set of conductive elements is incorporated with a second subset of fabrics of the set of fabrics and third subset of devices of the set of devices incorporated is incorporated with a fourth subset of fabrics of the set of fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph John D'Angelo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10130088
    Abstract: A box for transporting fishing tackle. The tackle box may include a tackle box housing having a rigid outer shell enclosing a first internal cavity and with openings at a front and back end, which may be covered by adjustable closure panels that themselves have receptacles for fishing tackle. The tackle box housing may further include an inside wall, or multiple such walls, having a plurality of lure retaining holes disposed therethrough, each of the lure retaining holes defined by the inside wall having a substantially round wide portion and at least one substantially rectangular narrow portion extending from the wide portion. This wall may be integrated with the tackle box housing or may be provided in a separate insert, and may be formed from a transparent material if desired. Other containers, such as drawers, may also be provided in the tackle box housing or in the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Raleigh Tackle LLC
    Inventor: David Dollahite
  • Patent number: 10124875
    Abstract: Described herein are features for a high altitude lighter-than-air (LTA) system and associated methods. The LTA may include a continuous multi-chamber super-pressure balloon (SPB). The SPB may include two, three, four or more chambers. There may be more than one such multi-chamber SPB. A ring may provide structural support between each chamber. A plurality of tendons may extend upwardly and downwardly from the ring around respective upper and lower chambers to bias each of the SPB chambers to a pumpkin shape. The SPB may use a compressor to provide a variable amount of ballast air by pumping in or expelling out ambient air. A zero-pressure balloon (ZPB) may be attached with the continuous multi-chamber SPB. The ZPB may provide lift for the system. The multi-chamber SPB may include lifting gas and ballast air to provide both lifting and descent functions. The SPB may have an internal barrier separating a lift gas compartment from a variable ballast air compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: World View Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: Rodger Farley, Taber Kyle MacCallum, G. Ryan Lee, Sebastian Padilla
  • Patent number: 10124891
    Abstract: An unmanned vehicle includes a vehicle body having an accommodating space, an arm assembly coupled to the vehicle body, and a floating member connected to a bottom surface of the vehicle body. The arm assembly includes a first rotating member, a second rotating member coupled to the first rotating member, and a propeller. The propeller includes a rotatable axle coupled to the second rotating member and extending along a rotating axis. The second rotating member can turn the propeller by rotating the rotatable axle about the rotating axis. The first rotating member can rotate and effect a movement of the second rotating member so as to selectively adjust the rotatable axle to align the rotating axis with a first axial direction and a second axial direction. The arm assembly can rotate relative to the vehicle body to selectively rotate into or out of the accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: Inventec Appliances (Pudong) Corporation, Inventec Appliances Corp., Inventec Appliances (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing-Song Chang, Steven Tseng, Zhi-Hong Dai, An-Ping Yang
  • Patent number: 10124888
    Abstract: A rotorcraft having a body and a propulsion system wherein the propulsion system includes a main thrust rotor and multiple control rotors, wherein the main thrust rotor is coupled to the body, whereby the main thrust rotor is driven by a main thrust drive shaft having an axis of rotation maintained in a fixed orientation to the body of the rotorcraft and wherein the multiple control rotors are arranged to control roll, pitch and yaw of the rotorcraft and are driven by respective control drive shafts offset to the axis of rotation of the main thrust drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
    Inventor: Paul Edward Ian Pounds
  • Patent number: 10118348
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an aircraft component, the component comprising a pair of covers joined by a pair of spars. The covers and spars form a closed box structure with four corners, each corner providing a transition between one of the covers and one of the spars. The method comprises: laying up a laminated sheet of fiber plies; and after the sheet has been laid up, folding the sheet to form the four corners and then joining the sheet to itself to provide the closed box structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Jonathan Price, Chetan Korya, Peter Baker, Stephen Williams
  • Patent number: 10112703
    Abstract: A method for controlling a separation between rotational axes of a pair of meshing gears is disclosed. A parameter indicative of a transmission error through the gears is measured and the separation is controlled, aiming to minimise variations in the measured signal. This acts to reduce variations in transmission error and the related vibrations created in the drive system and in the surrounding components. A related drive system and aircraft landing gear are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Fraser Wilson
  • Patent number: 10112697
    Abstract: An aircraft is provided and includes an airframe having an upper section and a tail section, a main rotor assembly operably disposed at the upper section and one or more tail rotor assemblies operably disposed at the tail section. The one or more tail rotor assemblies respectively include one or more articulated propellers with thrust vectoring capability that are each independently rotatable about a respective variable rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter James Waltner
  • Patent number: 10112707
    Abstract: An unmanned rotorcraft has a lift module having a propulsion system and coaxial rotors driven in rotation by the propulsion system. The rotorcraft includes a payload support system adapted to couple an external payload directly to the lift module. The rotorcraft is devoid of provisions for human passengers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: John V. Howard
  • Patent number: 10104879
    Abstract: An insect capturing device and a method of using the same. The insect capturing device includes a housing. The insect capturing device also includes an insect disabling portion. The insect capturing device also includes one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) operable to emit light for attracting insects. The insect capturing device further includes a reflection surface. The LEDs are oriented to direct light onto the reflection surface for reflecting the light out from the housing to attract insects onto the insect disabling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KILLGERM GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Neil McGowan, Zaphod Leigh
  • Patent number: 10106264
    Abstract: A system to deploy a parachute is disclosed. In various embodiments, a plurality of rockets are attached to a perimeter of the parachute. Each of the rockets is configured to fly initially in a first direction substantially in a direction of deployment of the parachute and to fly subsequently along a trajectory that includes a component that is substantially perpendicular to the direction of deployment and extends radially from a center of the parachute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Kitty Hawk Corporation
    Inventors: Cameron Robertson, Todd Reichert, Damon Vander Lind
  • Patent number: 10106252
    Abstract: A collapsible flying device is provided having a housing including first and second housing sections forming an enclosure, and a motorized assembly that includes a drive motor and a drive shaft driven by the drive motor. The drive shaft matingly receives the first housing section and is coupled to the second housing section, wherein operation of the drive motor drives the drive shaft to move the first housing section from a closed position adjacent the second housing section to an open position spaced from the second housing section. A rotor hub is rotatingly driven by the drive motor. At least two rotor blades are coupled thereto and positioned within the enclosure in a collapsed position when the first housing section is in the closed position, and extend beyond the enclosure in an expanded position when the first housing section is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SPIN MASTER LTD.
    Inventors: Daryl R. Tearne, Robert M. O'Brien, Charles Sink