Patents by Inventor Kevin Knott

Kevin Knott 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).

  • Publication number: 20220297830
    Abstract: An exemplary rotorcraft lockout system includes a main rotor lockout comprising a base operable to be attached to a bottom surface of a fuselage and a first and a second tension arm operable to be connected to the base and a main rotor hub, and a tail rotor lockout including a clamp operable to connect to a horizontal stabilizer, a rotor arm connector operable to connect to a tail rotor hub, and a tail rotor tension arm operable to interconnect the clamp and the rotor arm connector in tension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin KNOTT, Vitthal Vishnuthreeth ARAKERI, Alvin JONES, Scott David POSTER, Steven Paul PAPE, Mark Adam WIINIKKA
  • Publication number: 20220297831
    Abstract: An exemplary pitch link centering tool includes a rod having a longitudinal axis, a front face, a rear face, a first rod end and a second rod end, the first rod end having a first aperture with a first rotational axis, the second rod end having a second aperture with a second rotational axis, a first connector coupled to the first rod end, the first connector having a first slot extending in a first radial direction relative to the longitudinal axis and a second connector coupled to the second rod end, the second connector having a second slot extending in a second radial direction relative to the longitudinal axis different from the first radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin KNOTT, Vitthal Vishnuthreeth ARAKERI
  • Publication number: 20220297853
    Abstract: An exemplary aircraft transport jack includes a vertical structure having a vertical axis, a bottom end, and a top end, a connector above the bottom end operable to detachably secure the vertical structure to an aircraft member, a wheel assembly with wheels positioned on opposing sides of the vertical structure, and an actuator coupled to the vertical structure and the wheel assembly and operable to move the wheel assembly axially relative to the vertical structure between a lowered position with the wheels on a ground and a raised position with the bottom end on the ground and the wheels above the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Alvin JONES, Vitthal Vishnuthreeth ARAKERI, Kevin KNOTT
  • Publication number: 20210393999
    Abstract: The present invention includes a safety apparatus and method for protecting users during maintenance operations for a rotorcraft comprising: at least one permanent, semi-permanent, or detachable safety bar, strap, fastener, hook, or loop that is attached or attachable to a rotorcraft, wherein the safety bar, strap, fastener, hook, or loop is positioned in an area or surface between a windshield of the rotorcraft and a tail boom of the rotorcraft and is connectable to a user safety device to provide fall protection from the area or surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Bob Thornton, Chyau Tzeng, Brian Mesing, Kevin Knott, Mark Wiinikka, Edith Richard, David Platz, Joshua Edler, Sarah Villanueva, Thomas Mast, Joseph Leachman, Daniel John Burns
  • Patent number: 11130009
    Abstract: The present invention includes a safety apparatus and method for protecting users during maintenance operations for a rotorcraft comprising: at least one permanent, semi-permanent, or detachable safety bar, strap, fastener, hook, or loop that is attached or attachable to a rotorcraft, wherein the safety bar, strap, fastener, hook, or loop is positioned in an area or surface between a windshield of the rotorcraft and a tail boom of the rotorcraft and is connectable to a user safety device to provide fall protection from the area or surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Bob Thornton, Chyau Tzeng, Brian Mesing, Kevin Knott, Mark Wiinikka, Edith Richard, David Platz, Joshua Edler, Sarah Villanueva, Thomas Mast, Joseph Leachman, Daniel John Burns
  • Publication number: 20180126199
    Abstract: The present invention includes a safety apparatus and method for protecting users during maintenance operations for a rotorcraft comprising: at least one permanent, semi-permanent, or detachable safety bar, strap, fastener, hook, or loop that is attached or attachable to a rotorcraft, wherein the safety bar, strap, fastener, hook, or loop is positioned in an area or surface between a windshield of the rotorcraft and a tail boom of the rotorcraft and is connectable to a user safety device to provide fall protection from the area or surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Bob Thornton, Chyau Tzeng, Brian Mesing, Kevin Knott, Mark Wiinikka, Edith Richard, David Platz, Joshua Edler, Sarah Villanueva, Thomas Mast, Joseph Leachman, Daniel John Burns