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7074474 Composite material-stiffened panel and manufacturing method thereof  
A composite material-stiffened panel has a skin obtained by molding a fiber-reinforced resin composite material into a flat skin, stiffeners arranged in rows on one surface of the skin, and a...
7059565 Aircraft frame hole patterns and brackets, and associated methods  
Aircraft frames having multiple bracket mounting holes, corresponding brackets, and associated methods are disclosed. An aircraft frame member in accordance with one embodiment of the invention...
7059034 One-piece closed-shape structure and method of forming same  
The present invention relates to a one-piece closed-shape structure and a method for manufacturing a one-piece closed-shape structure. In particular, the present invention relates to a one-piece...
7059566 Unmanned aerial vehicle for logistical delivery  
A hollow elliptical-cylindrical hull conformingly houses a hollow rectangular-prismatic cabin whereby the four longitudinal parallel outside edges of the latter make contact with the inside...
7014143 Aircraft lightning strike protection and grounding technique  
An aircraft panel assembly 10 is provided, including a panel core 28, a plurality of pre-preg layers 30 surrounding the panel core 28 forming an internal layer of plies 34, at least one metal foil...
7014141 Unmanned airborne reconnaissance system  
An unmanned airborne reconnaissance system, the unmanned airborne reconnaissance system including a lightweight, portable, powered aircraft and a foldable launch rail, the aircraft, in a broken...
7007892 Insulating baffle for a floor shear truss  
An insulation baffle for a mobile platform. The baffle is secured to a structure separating different lobes of the mobile platform. The baffle includes a main body portion and at least one blow...
7005175 Ventilated double-walled composite aircraft fuselage shell  
An aircraft fuselage shell is fabricated of a double-walled composite structural component, including a core element bonded and sandwiched between an inner cover layer and an outer cover layer....
7000869 Cross section for a supersonic airplane  
A fuselage for an airplane comprising a first side of the fuselage having a first curvature; and a second side of the fuselage having a second curvature; wherein the first curvature is different...
6983912 Hybrid exhaust heat shield for pylon mounted gas turbine engines  
The present invention is a hybrid engine exhaust heat shield assembly that includes a plurality of sections. The plurality of sections include one or more sections formed of titanium (or other...
6981671 Airframe structure-integrated capacitor  
An energy storage arrangement wherein electrical charge is stored in capacitor elements dispersed throughout, for example, surface structural components of an aircraft. The electrical capacitor...
6971609 Asymmetric passenger arrangement  
An aircraft passenger seating arrangement has at least one passenger seat within an enclosure and an aisle located within the enclosure adjacent to the seat with no seats located adjacent to an...
6964723 Method for applying pressure to composite laminate areas masked by secondary features  
A method for applying pressure to the area of a composite part masked by a secondary feature comprises the steps of positioning a pressure augmentation strip in contact with the masked area,...
6948684 Composite beam with integrated rupture initiator and aircraft fuselage including such beams  
Composite beam with integrated rupture initiator and aircraft fuselage including such beams. A composite beam (18) comprises a web (20) with a sinusoidal-shaped section and a bottom flange (22)....
6942178 Mach weighted area ruling for supersonic vehicles  
A method and design system for a low drag vehicle includes determining a plurality of configurations for at least two different Mach numbers that minimize the rate of change of cross-sectional...
6929219 Derivative aircraft and methods for their manufacture  
Derivative aircraft and methods for their manufacture. In one embodiment, a derivative aircraft having a derivative wing is derived from a baseline aircraft having a baseline wing. In one aspect...
6926235 Runway-independent omni-role modularity enhancement (ROME) vehicle  
A modular component set is configurable to form a plurality of flight capable platforms. A plurality of end pieces each has contiguously connected curved outer portions each longitudinally...
6915987 Method of sealing a panel to an aircraft structure  
The invention relates to a method of providing a seal between an aircraft structure (14) and a removable panel (26) mountable on the structure to close an opening (12) therein. According to the...
6913225 Construction and method of use in a carrier rocket or satellite  
A construction intended for a carrier rocket or a satellite, comprising a first construction part (21), which is made of a composite material comprising two essentially parallel walls (23, 24) and...
6889937 Single piece co-cure composite wing  
A single piece co-cured composite wing is disclosed. The wing has a flying surface and structural members. In one embodiment the structural members may be a plurality of spars. The spars may have...
6886783 Quick install insulation  
A method for quick insulating the interior skin of an airplane. The system includes a new design for the insulating blanket with permeable and impermeable membranes and a blanket “clip” allowing...
6868314 Unmanned aerial vehicle apparatus, system and method for retrieving data  
The present invention relates to a system for retrieving data from remote difficult to reach terrain, such as wilderness areas, etc. and in particular to a system comprised of one or more surface...
6857598 Integrated high-speed aircraft and associated methods of manufacture  
Integrated high-speed aircraft, such as high-speed transport aircraft, and associated methods of manufacture. In one embodiment, a high-speed transport aircraft includes a fuselage having a first...
6851650 Tri-body aircraft and methods for their manufacture  
Aircraft, such as tri-body aircraft, and associated methods of manufacture. In one embodiment, a tri-body aircraft has a fuselage with a forward portion extending at least partially forward of an...
6840480 Miniature, unmanned aircraft with interchangeable data module  
A miniature, unmanned aircraft having interchangeable data handling modules, such as sensors for obtaining digital aerial imagery and other data, and radio transmitters and receivers for relaying...
6834832 Aircraft provided with carrying fuselage  
The invention relates to aircrafts, in particular to aircrafts, which are embodied in a passenger, cargo or cargopassenger variants thereby making it possible to improve performance...
6834833 Twin aisle small airplane  
A less-than-200-seat-class passenger airplane includes a passenger cabin with two longitudinal aisles, and at least six economy class seats abreast the cabin. The cross-section of the cabin...
6817571 Integrated aircraft windshields and associated methods  
Aircraft having cab portions with integrated windshields are disclosed. The cab portion can include a rounded nose and a windshield positioned above and aft of a forward extremity of the rounded...
6814331 Device for removably fastening a first part to a second part mountable in an aircraft  
The device (10) serves for removably fastening a first part, particularly a covering element, to a second part installed in a vehicle and particularly in an airplane. The device is provided with a...
6811121 Apparatus and methods for positioning a cable behind a fixed structure  
A method for positioning a cable in a recess behind a fixed structure, e.g. a storage bin, in an aircraft. A portion of the cable is enclosed in a conduit. Panels adjacent the structure are...
6811120 Modular spar tunnel  
A system and method for adjusting a location of a center of gravity of an aircraft relative to a center of lift of awing of the aircraft. In one innovative aspect, a modular spar tunnel mold is...
6786452 Wing structure of airplane  
In a wing of an airplane, a front spar having a C-shape in section includes a web, flanges, and a reinforcing partition wall. An intermediate spar having an I-shape in section includes a web,...
6783099 Switchable electrochromic devices for use in aircraft transparency windows  
An electrochromic aircraft window assembly includes: a) an outboard pane assembly; and b) a fog preventing electrochromic pane assembly spaced from the outboard pane assembly and defining a...
6779707 Friction stir welding as a rivet replacement technology  
The present invention provides an improved method and apparatus for joining aluminum allow panels (eg. 2090-T83 aluminum lithium alloy). The method preliminarily positions two panels and skin...
6772977 Aircraft with multipurpose lower decks and associated methods of manufacture  
Transport aircraft, such as a transonic transport aircraft, having fuselages with multipurpose lower decks. In one embodiment, the fuselage is an “area-ruled” fuselage having a first fuselage...
6766984 Stiffeners for aircraft structural panels  
An aircraft structural panel (10) of the skin-stiffener type such as is commonly used in aircraft construction, has a skin (15) supported by uniformly spaced stiffeners or frames (39). Stiffeners...
6766985 Structural assembly of part of an aircraft and aircraft, particularly rotary-wing aircraft, comprising such a structural assembly  
Structural assembly of part of an aircraft and aircraft, particularly a rotary-wing aircraft, comprising such a structural assembly. The structural assembly comprises an outer structure (3)...
6761332 Multi-functional galley system  
A galley system including a first structure, a second structure, and a crew aisle between the first structure and the second structure. The galley system additionally includes a set of doors...
6749155 Composite assembly with integrated composite joints  
An aircraft composite assembly 10 is provided, including a first composite member 12, at least one first flange joint 26 comprising a first plurality of plies 24 cured to the first composite...
6745979 Spacecraft and aerospace plane having scissors wings  
A spacecraft such as a fly back booster or a reusable launch vehicle, or an aerospace plane has a fuselage and a set of scissors wings consisting of two main wings. Both of the main wings are...
6736352 Aircraft windows and associated methods for installation  
Aircraft windows and associated methods for installation. The windows can be installed in a passenger cabin of an aircraft and can include a frame that supports a pane assembly having a viewing...
6736353 Grooved profile for diverting liquid  
A channel profile extends above a door of an aircraft over the width of the door opening and is connected with the aircraft fuselage. When the door is open, the channel profile collects liquid...
6732976 Device for fastening a first part to a second part  
A device for fastening a first part to a second part, particularly for fastening a lining element in the interior of a vehicle, for example an aircraft, is provided with at least one fastening...
6729581 Supporting arm of a passenger door of an aircraft  
A supporting arm of a passenger door of an aircraft, has a curved structure which forms hollow chambers and movably connects the passenger door to a frame on the fuselage. Receiving means one for...
6719865 Method for producing stiffened hollow structure composed of fiber-reinforced composite  
A method for efficiently producing a stiffened hollow structure from a first skin member, a second skin member and a stiffener each made of a fiber-reinforced composite with reduced steps, the...
6705567 Tandem wing aircraft and method for manufacturing and operating such aircraft  
An aircraft and associated method of manufacture and operation. The aircraft can include a fuselage having a first portion and a second portion projecting upwardly from the first portion, with the...
6698684 Supersonic aircraft with spike for controlling and reducing sonic boom  
An aircraft includes a spike projecting forward from the leading end of the fuselage and/or rearward from the trailing end of the fuselage. The spike can include a single section or two or more...
6684593 Integral structural shell component for an aircraft and method of manufacturing the same  
A structural panel component, such as an aircraft fuselage shell component, includes a single integral part having longitudinal and crosswise stiffening elements integrally arranged on a skin...
6669142 Lifting arrangement for lateral aircraft surfaces  
Lifting arrangement for lateral aircraft surfaces that consists of numerous lateral flutings, grooves, splines, flutes or riblets parallel to each other, arranged on the lateral surfaces of...
6666406 Blended wing and multiple-body airplane configuration  
A partial blended wing body airplane configuration combining the advantages of a pure blended wing configuration with the advantages of conventional aircraft design. A blended tri-body airplane...