Patents by Inventor George William Laird

George William Laird has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4037988
    Abstract: A flexure for connecting the root end of a rotor end of a rotor blade to a rotor hub in a bearingless rotor assembly. The flexure inherently induces a change in pitch angle in accordance with a change in flap angle. The flexure, which may form an integral portion of the rotor blade, is constructed of a composite material made of fibers secured to one another by a bonding agent. The fibers are arranged in two sets. The variation of the blade pitch angle in accordance with the blade flap angle is accomplished by either varying the number of fibers between the two sets or varying the angle of each set to the longitudinal axis of the flexure, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: George William Laird