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5314144 Thermally compensating insert fastener  
A fastener assembly is shown including a cylindrical support structure with a bore provided partially therein, the bore having a wall surface with a slot, and a bushing, disposed within the bore...
5305973 Temperature normalized structure  
Circulation of temperature controlled fluid through cavities in structure stiffening members of hypersonic aerospace vehicles precludes destructive temperature gradients in such members and...
5275360 Method for modifying aircraft strake  
A method for reducing the length of the forebody strakes along a fighter airplane involves modifying the outer contours of intermediate frame members. The original skin panels are removed. A...
5264064 Method and system for radio frequency energy transmission in an imperforate composite structure  
A method and system for controlling the transmission of radio frequency energy through an imperforate multi-layer fiber and resin composite structure. Multiple segments of conductive mesh are...
5262220 High strength structure assembly and method of making the same  
A high strength panel-like structure having a high strength to weight ratio. The structure comprises two integrally formed panel sections, each panel section comprising an outer sheet portion and...
5242523 Caul and method for bonding and curing intricate composite structures  
The invention disclosed here is a method for forming and curing an intricate structure of criss-crossing composite stringers and frames that are bonded to a skin panel. A structure constructed in...
5223067 Method of fabricating aircraft fuselage structure  
An aircraft fuselage structure is fabricated by the following steps. A plurality of ring-shaped members are first prepared, each member being provided around the outer peripheral surface thereof...
5222694 Aircraft interior panel noise dampening support brackets  
A lower support bracket has an integral back wall, pair of side walls and a bottom plate with a through bore. An elastomeric spacer is mounted axially above and below the bottom plate bore and an...
5204161 Fabrication of panel structure  
The structure and process for making a metallic panel structure from a plurality of core panels each comprised of a pair of sheets of superplastic material welded together along a plurality of...
5201831 Aircraft interior shell  
An aircraft interior skeleton spaced apart from the aircraft frame is formed from multiple spaced apart upright U-shaped ribs attached to horizontal intercostal U-shaped members conforming to the...
5200251 Filament wound composite structure, its tooling and method of manufacture  
A filament wound composite structure, its tooling and method of manufacture. The isogrid filament wound composite structure is formed having at least one or more pseudo-isotropic laminate zones in...
5170967 Aircraft fuselage structure  
An aircraft fuselage structure is fabricated by the following steps. A plurality of ring-shaped members are first prepared, each member being provided around the outer peripheral surface thereof...
5165627 Fuselage wall inner lining plate  
The present invention is drawn to an improvement in the configuration of an inner lining plate of an aircraft fuselage wall, which will result in the sound transmission loss (TL) of the inner...
5143276 Domed structures and a method of making them by superplastic forming and diffusion bonding  
The present invention provides a method of making a domed structure using superplastic forming and diffusion bonding techniques. The dome is of a deep and/or irregular shape that cannot be...
5129597 Ceiling luggage compartment combination for the passenger cabin of an aircraft  
A ceiling baggage storage combination with lighting fixtures for an aircraft passenger cabin with two lengthwise aisles, has a central and two side baggage storage compartments. The ceiling is...
5114097 Aircraft  
A near supersonic aircraft comprising an airframe that maintains subsonic air flow thereover within the flight envelope of the aircraft. The airframe comprises a right circular conical forward...
5086996 High-capacity fuselage for aircraft  
A high-capacity aircraft fuselage having two lobes placed side by side and assembled together along two longitudinal lines of junction is designed to facilitate passenger movement from one lobe to...
5084120 Removable or hinged component for covering openings in the fuselage of an aircraft  
A component for cladding apertures in the fuselage of an aircraft is to be of lighter weight and more corrosion resistant as compared with known claddings. The component is manufactured of carbon...
5067670 Flight training device for aircraft  
A device for controlling the visibility of an instrument in an instrument panel of an aircraft. The device is a dome-like structure capable of fitting over one instrument and having an opening in...
5062589 Fiber reinforced pressure bulkhead with integrated frame  
In an aircraft having a cylindrical or tapered pressurized fuselage, an internal bulkhead includes a central calotte shaped part of particular thickness and made of a fiber-mesh, a woven or a...
5044578 Universal cabin sidewall panel for aircraft  
A single-size interior cabin sidewall panel fits aircraft of different sizes. The panel is fabricated so that in its "relaxed" state it has a curved configuration which requires the panel to be...
5031862 Aircraft with passenger safety net  
There is provided a passenger carrying aircraft having a cabin and outer walls. The aircraft includes a safety net located between the cabin and the outer walls. The safety net covers...
5024399 Frame made of a composite material, especially for the fuselage of an aircraft, and its method of production  
In order to reinforce a working hull, such as the fuselage of an aircraft and in particular that of a helicopter, a frame (C) is embodied made of a composite material in the form of a monolithic...
4991796 Ram air turbine drive system  
A drive system is provided between a ram air turbine (10) and at least a pair of accessory power units (38,40) of an aircraft, the ram air turbine being movable between stowed and deployed...
4976396 Aircraft configuration with aft mounted engines  
An aircraft having two aft mounted prop engines on opposite sides of the fuselage. The side surfaces of the fuselage adjacent to the propellers are contoured so that each has an inwardly and...
4953812 Aircraft configuration with aft mounted engines and method  
An aircraft with two aft mounted prop engines. The side surface portions at the rear portion of the fuselage adjacent to the propellers are contoured from a standard optimized configuration to...
4925132 Wide-body aircraft having efficient utilization of interior space and method therefor  
There is disclosed an improved wide-body aircraft. The aircraft has a fuselage, a main deck and a lower deck, each deck extending substantially the entire length of the fuselage. Each of the decks...
4923146 Cooling system for surfaces of high speed operating flight craft  
An improved means for convection cooling the skin surfaces of an atmospheric flight craft such as are subject to air friction-induced overheating when the craft operates at high speed, featuring...
4916027 Primary structure multi-layer insulation  
A primary multi-layer structural component having insulation properties and the method of producing same is disclosed. The structure is comprised of opposing spaced apart face sheets, a plurality...
4901950 Aircraft fuselage  
A single aft located prop aircraft having an X-axis in alignment with the line of thrust of the aircraft; a Y-axis transverse to the X-axis, the Y-axis being in parallel with the length of a...
4869443 Method of extending the performance of a specific jet aircraft  
A method of extending the maneuver, performance and flight safety of a specific fighter aircraft, namely, the F-16, is disclosed. In accordance with the method, a portion of the forebody strakes...
4858853 Bolted repair for curved surfaces  
A bolted repair for curved surfaces of an aircraft structure includes a plurality of relatively thin, flexible plates that are bent to conform to the surface, either individually or as a group....
4852326 Dummy aeroplane  
The present invention relates to a method for assembling a dummy aeroplane in which a latticework carcass is constructed from the components of an assembly kit and covered with a weatherproof...
4828202 Method and apparatus for wideband vibration damping of reinforced skin structures  
A method and apparatus for damping the vibration of a reinforced skin structure (e.g., the fuselage of an aircraft) over a wide frequency range (wideband) in order to reduce the vibration and...
4799631 Aircraft shell module  
Two arcuate panel sections having a dampening layer between two honeycomb layers form a module which is mounted in multiple elastomeric isolators located within channel members. Support brackets...
4766984 Nonlinear vibration absorber  
A vibration absorber is provided having a pendulum (12) mounted on a body (21) for oscillation about an axis (13). A pair of resilient members (14, 15) are mounted on the body (21) in contact with...
4749155 Method of making wing box cover panel  
A plurality of channel-shaped members (12) are positioned longitudinally along the inner surface of an outer skin (6). Each member (12) has a web (14) and two flanges (16). Members (12) are...
4741497 Graduated aircraft design and construction method  
A design and construction method, for a graduated series of aircraft of various sizes, in which development costs are minimized by maintaining a consistent scale configuration from model to model,...
4736913 Fluid flow control device  
A fluid flow control device controllably maintains attached flow in the region of a body having a contour of rapid curvature utilizing tangential fluid discharge slots, positioned just upstream...
4735381 Multi-body aircraft with an all-movable center fuselage actively controlling fuselage pressure drag  
A multi-body aircraft with an all-movable center fuselage 20 which translates relative to two side fuselages 22. At subsonic and transonic flight the center fuselage 20 is in a forward position....
4728059 Pressurized wall in aircraft  
The internal wall such as the rear wall in the passenger compartment of a commercial aircraft, and separating compartments which are under different pressure, is rendered safe by providing a wall...
4715560 Composite cruciform structure for joining intersecting structural members of an airframe and the like  
A composite cruciform structure adapted for securely joining two or more intersecting fiber based composite structural members of an airframe and the like, is disclosed. A first bundle of graphite...
4712751 Tail end structure for an aircraft fuselage  
The tail end structure of an aircraft has a cross-sectional configuration th laterally and downwardly extending lobes reaching outside a circular cross-section tail end structure, yet staying...
4706907 Aircraft  
An aircraft has a geometrically transformable pilot compartment, and further parts including a fuselage boom, wings and tail, wherein at least one of these parts are movable between an unfolded...
4678226 Construction of vehicle body  
A vehicle body able to withstand fluctuating external pressure while providing ample space for the passengers, by having a multiplicity of substantially square, first frames each having reinforced...
4674712 Double-lobe fuselage composite airplane  
Design and construction of a composite material airplane having a high aspect-ratio wing and a horizontal double-lobe fuselage cross-section for cargo and/or passenger accommodations. The fuselage...
4671470 Method for fastening aircraft frame elements to sandwich skin panels covering same using woven fiber connectors  
This invention relates to improvements in the method by which elongate frame elements such as the spars in aircraft wings are fastened to the skin panels covering same where these skin panels are...
4648570 Method and apparatus for supporting interior aircraft elements  
This invention relates to removable systems for supporting interior passenger elements within an aircraft fuselage (1). The invention is directed toward increasing the efficiency of load transfer,...
4635882 Method and apparatus for reducing low to mid frequency interior noise  
A method and apparatus for reducing the low to mid frequency interior noise of a reinforced skin structure, such as the cabin of a jet aircraft, by reducing the vibration response of the structure...
4621780 Method and device for temporarily enlarging the opening or hatch area of a structural frame of an aircraft  
The present invention relates to a method and device for temporarily enlarging the opening or hatch area of a structural frame of an aircraft. The invention proposes a fixture of smaller...