Patents by Inventor Michael Lane Drake

Michael Lane Drake 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: 20150069178
    Abstract: An aircraft comprises at least one wing comprising a trailing edge flap that is selectively moveable between a stowed position and an extended position. The aircraft also includes a fuselage comprising a first gear door on a side of the fuselage and a second gear door on a bottom of the fuselage. The first gear door is moveable in a gear door envelope between a closed position and an open position. The wing is coupled to the fuselage in a low-wing configuration. A landing gear assembly is coupled to the fuselage and is selectively moveable between a retracted position and a deployed position. The trailing edge flap may be extended simultaneously with, before, or after deployment of the landing gear assembly and opening of the first gear door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen T. Brown, Michael Lane Drake, Christopher R. Holtorf, Justin Cottet