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Airbus awarded patent for blade attachment joint

Airbus awarded patent for blade attachment joint

n airfoil blade (2) of a bearingless rotor of a helicopter. Said airfoil blade (2) has a pitch axis from a tip end to a root end and said root end is provided with junction means for a separable junction arrangement of said airfoil blade (2) with a flexbeam head (13), and a control cuff (4,… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 23-Aug-17

Yamaha awarded patent for two-part drive shaft on drones

Yamaha awarded patent for two-part drive shaft on drones

An unmanned helicopter includes a drive source, a tail rotor, a shaft unit that transmits a drive force from the drive source to the tail rotor, and an elastic member. The shaft unit includes a drive shaft, a transmission which transmits a drive force from the drive source to the drive shaft, and a transmittal portion that… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 23-Aug-17

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Honeywell awarded patent for servo transparency warning system

Honeywell awarded patent for servo transparency warning system

Systems and methods of warning a pilot of a helicopter about a servo transparency condition include devices and steps for retrieving, from a design performance database, a plurality of design performance parameters of the helicopter, and receiving avionics data from an avionics data source, the avionics data representative of a plurality of actual performance parameters of the helicopter. The design… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 23-Aug-17

Areva Wind awarded patent for Wind power installation with helicopter hoisting platform

Areva Wind awarded patent for Wind power installation with helicopter hoisting platform

A wind power installation includes a helicopter hoisting platform configured to be arranged on top of a nacelle of a wind driven power plant. The nacelle and the helicopter platform are configured such that a bottom surface of the helicopter hoisting platform is below a top surface of the nacelle. See full details

Source: USPTO, 09-Jul-17

EXENS awarded patent for Multi-stage tilting and multi-rotor flying car

EXENS awarded patent for Multi-stage tilting and multi-rotor flying car

The present invention provides a multi-stage tilting and multi-rotor flying car including: a main frame externally shaped like a rectangle and internally partitioned to have a grid structure; a body mounted at a center of the main frame in consideration of balance; a plurality of rotors mounted to the main frame to face upward; a… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 09-Jul-17

Dzyne Technologies awarded patent for Long endurance VTOL aircraft

Dzyne Technologies awarded patent for Long endurance VTOL aircraft

An aircraft for use in fixed wing flight mode and rotor flight mode is provided. The aircraft can include a fuselage, wings, and a plurality of engines. The fuselage can comprise a wing attachment region further comprising a rotating support. A rotating section can comprise a rotating support and the wings, with a plurality of… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 09-Jul-17

XTI receives key patent for TriFan 600

XTI receives key patent for TriFan 600

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced today that it received a written Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, stating that the USPTO will issue a utility patent for the TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane. “This is another important milestone for the company,” said Robert LaBelle, XTI’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Issuance of this… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 04-Apr-17

Orbital ATK Granted Patent for Helicopter Active Protection System

Orbital ATK Granted Patent for Helicopter Active Protection System

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced it was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the Helicopter Active Protection System (HAPS), a system to protect helicopters against airborne threats. This represents the first patent awarded to Orbital ATK for its development of methods… Read more »

Source: Orbital ATK, 11-Dec-15

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Saab has US patent approved for unmanned helicopter rotorhead

Saab has US patent approved for unmanned helicopter rotorhead

From the full official documentation of US Patent 8944764 The invention claimed is:1. A main rotor arrangement for an UAV-helicopter, the main rotor arrangement comprising: a rotor mast defining a vertical axis of rotation, a hub for attachment of rotor blades, wherein the hub is mounted to the rotor mast in a tiltable way so… Read more »

Source: US PTO, 16-Feb-15

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Sikorsky granted patent for “Fly-by-wire flight control system with electronic lead/lag damper algorithm”

Sikorsky granted patent for “Fly-by-wire flight control system with electronic lead/lag damper algorithm”

Sikorsky have been granted patent number 8,548,648 for “Fly-by-wire flight control system with electronic lead/lag damper algorithm”.  Two particular sections of interest from the official US Patent & Trademark Office website posting are listed below Background of the Invention The present invention relates to a fly-by-wire flight control system, and more particularly to an electronic lag damper algorithm implemented… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Oct-13

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US Patent granted to Sikorsky for “Composite core densification”

US Patent granted to Sikorsky for “Composite core densification”

The following text is the preamble to Patent 8,372,498 granted on 12th February, which can be viewed in more detail on the US Patent and Trademark Office website here. The present invention relates to composite articles, and more particularly to core densification. Some composite articles incorporate a core such as honeycomb (HC) or foam for… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 17-Feb-13

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Sikorsky granted patent for “Main rotor blade with integral cuff”

Sikorsky granted patent for “Main rotor blade with integral cuff”

Sikorsky have been granted patent number 8,353,673 for “A main rotor blade assembly includes a main spar with an integral cuff. The main spar is directly to a rotor hub assembly through the integral cuff”.  Two particular sections of interest from the official US Patent & Trademark Office website posting are listed below Background of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jan-13

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Sikorsky issued new US Patent for Infra-red suppression

Sikorsky issued new US Patent for Infra-red suppression

United States Patent no. 8,341,934, issued on Jan. 1, was assigned to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (Stratford, Conn.). “Infrared Suppression System with Spiral Septum” was invented by John S. Chapkovich III (Derby, Conn.), Henry E. Voegeli (Newtown, Conn.), Nathan C. Blair (Milford, Conn.) and Jeffrey A. Math (Wallingford, Conn.). According to the abstract released by the… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 03-Jan-13

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Bell assigned new rotor hub patent

Bell assigned new rotor hub patent

Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,336,815) developed by Richard Rauber, Arlington, Texas, Frank B. Stamps, Colleyville, Texas, and James Lee Braswell Jr., Colleyville, Texas, for a “constant-velocity drive system for gimbaled rotor hubs.” The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A constant-velocity… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 01-Jan-13

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AVX Aircraft receives primary technology Patent

AVX Aircraft receives primary technology Patent

AVX Aircraft Company today announced that it has been granted its primary utility patent by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office.  The Company’s utility patent covers all aspects of its unique technical functions and configuration, consisting of coaxial rotors and dual ducted fans, the relationship between the rotors and fans, which provide propulsion and directional… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 03-May-12

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Synodon awarded US patent for helicopter mounted Gas Filter Correlation Radiometer

Synodon awarded US patent for helicopter mounted Gas Filter Correlation Radiometer

Synodon Inc.,(“Synodon”) [TSXV-SYD], announces that the United States Patent Office has awarded it a Patent for its data analysis method that uses surface reflectivity profiles to improve the accuracy of Gas Filter Correlation Radiometer (GFCR) measurements. By using this method in its current realSensTM GFCR implementation, Synodon estimates that it can improve the gas detection… Read more »

Source: Synodon, 22-Feb-12

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Innovation Directâ„¢ set to promote patented engine safety shield invention

Innovation Directâ„¢ set to promote patented engine safety shield invention

An innovative new patented product designed to protect airplanes and helicopters from a potentially catastrophic situation, the Engine Safety Shield, has been developed by John Zunik of Brooklyn, New York. The invention’s unique design enables it to serve as a highly effective safety barrier for airplane and helicopter engines against birds and other airborne objects… Read more »

Source: Innovation Direct, 19-Dec-11

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Bell assigned patent for flight control system

Bell assigned patent for flight control system

Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,078,395) developed by Kenneth E. Builta, Euless, Texas, James E. Harris, Dalworthington Gardens, Texas, and Billy K. Gore, Euless, Texas, for a “control system for automatic circle flight.” The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A flight… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 16-Dec-11

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Eurocopter issued US Patent for helicopter engine control

Eurocopter issued US Patent for helicopter engine control

The present invention relates to a method and to an apparatus for controlling and regulating a rotorcraft turbine engine. The apparatus is provided with an electronic control and regulation computer that receives signals relating to monitored parameters of the turbine engine. The apparatus is remarkable in that it is provided with an alarm controlled by… Read more »

Source: US Patent & Trademark Office, 04-Nov-11

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Patent issued to Sikorsky for “Control Surface Failure Detection for FBW Aircraft”

Patent issued to Sikorsky for “Control Surface Failure Detection for FBW Aircraft”

United States Patent no. 8,032,269, issued on Oct. 4, was assigned to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (Stratford, Conn.). “Control Surface Failure Detection for Fly-By-Wire Aircraft” was invented by Igor Cherepinsky (Sandy Hook, Conn.), Joseph T. Driscoll (Cheshire, Conn.), William Douglas Kinkead (Wallingford, Conn.) and Leonard M. Wengler Jr. (Terryville, Conn.). According to the abstract released by… Read more »

Source: US Patent & Trademark Office, 04-Nov-11

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Sikorsky assigned fly-by-wire patent

Sikorsky assigned fly-by-wire patent

Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,032,269) developed by four co-inventors for a “control surface failure detection for fly-by-wire aircraft.” The co-inventors are Igor Cherepinsky, Sandy Hook, Conn., Joseph T. Driscoll, Cheshire, Conn., William Douglas Kinkead, Wallingford, Conn., and Leonard M. Wengler Jr., Terryville, Conn. The abstract of the patent published by… Read more »

Source: US Patent & Trademark Office, 08-Oct-11

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MH-60S benefits from newest Concurrent Technologies patent

MH-60S benefits from newest Concurrent Technologies patent

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) announced today that it has been awarded United States Patent No. 7,950,113 for the “Device for Retaining Splitting Forces of a Cable Stop.” This device, also referred to as a “cable ferrule,” is currently in use on the Navy’s MH-60S mine hunting helicopter. The device provides an improved structural interface between… Read more »

Source: Concurrent Technologies, 29-Sep-11

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Bell assigned patent for “a control system for vehicles”

Bell assigned patent for “a control system for vehicles”

Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,014,909) developed by five co-inventors for a “control system for vehicles.” The co-inventors are Kenneth E. Builta, Euless, Texas, James E. Harris, Dalworthington Gardens, Texas, Bryan P. Honza, Grapevine, Texas, Jeffrey W. Epp, Bedford, Texas, and Kynn J. Schulte, Arlington, Texas. The abstract of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Sep-11

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US Patent issued to Sikorsky for “Aircraft Integrated Support System”

US Patent issued to Sikorsky for “Aircraft Integrated Support System”

United States Patent no. 7,983,809, issued on July 19, was assigned to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (Stratford, Conn.). “Aircraft Integrated Support System (Iss)” was invented by Edward T. Kell (Wallingford, Conn.), Anthony J. Lowe (Stratford, Conn.) and Sebastian H. Colbert (Hartford, Conn.). According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: “An aircraft… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Jul-11

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Sikorsky assigned HUMS patent

Sikorsky assigned HUMS patent

Sikorsky have been assigned patent #7,984,146 – developed by James N. Rozak, Cheshire,CT and James P. Cycon, Media,PA.  The topic is listed as “aircraft health and usage monitoring system with comparative fleet statistics.” The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) utilizes… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Jul-11

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Bell assigned patent for “Automatic Velocity Control System for Aircraft”

Bell assigned patent for “Automatic Velocity Control System for Aircraft”

United States Patent no. 7,931,238, issued on April 26, was assigned to Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas). “Automatic Velocity Control System for Aircraft” was invented by Kenneth E. Builta (Euless, Texas) and Kynn J. Schulte (Arlington, Texas). According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: “A flight control system… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-11

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Sikorsky assigned payload retention system patent

Sikorsky assigned payload retention system patent

Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Conn., has been assigned a patent (7,931,428) developed by Brandon L. Stille, Cheshire, Conn., for an “aircraft payload retention system for interior loads.” The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “An aircraft payload retention system includes a cable, a brake assembly, a hollow crushable member… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-11

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Haverfield Aviation awarded Patent for support assembly

Source: Haverfield Aviation, 15-Apr-09

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