Patents by Inventor Ryan Q. Dunham

Ryan Q. Dunham 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: 20230132705
    Abstract: A wing apparatus and aircraft are described providing greater maneuverability and efficiency for vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. Use of a fowler flap is shown in combination with a sliding panel. The sliding panel can nest within a wing similar to a fowler flap. During vertical maneuvers the sliding panel can be moved forward and on top of the wing. This can alleviate download during vertical maneuvers while minimizing drag as forward flight begins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Foskey, Ryan Q. Dunham