8-Oct-2011 Source: US Patent & Trademark Office
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 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A flight control system which detects a failure of a flight control surface and performs at least one action in response to the detected failure.”
The patent application was filed on Nov. 29, 2007 (11/947,040). The full-text of the patent can be found atÂ http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,032,269&OS=8,032,269&RS=8,032,269