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9038963 Split spiroid  
The spiroid wing tip according to embodiments of the invention including a continuous segmental assembly having a closed loop frontal profile comprising a lower near vertical segment, a horizontal...
9033282 Wing tip device  
A wing tip device for fixing to the outboard end of a wing, the wing defining a wing plane, includes: an upper wing-like element projecting upwardly with respect to the wing plane and having a...
8991768 Highly efficient transonic laminar flow wing  
Improved supersonic laminar flow wing structure, on a supersonic aircraft, having strake extending forwardly of the wing inboard extent, and reversed fillet at strake junction with the wing...
8960609 Minimally intrusive wingtip vortex wake mitigation using inside-mold-line surface modifications  
An airfoil tip vortex mitigation device comprising an intake port disposed in a first surface of an airfoil and an exit port in fluid communication with the intake port and disposed in a second...
8944386 Split blended winglet  
A split winglet is disclosed having a first generally upward projecting wing end, and a second generally downward projecting wing end. The second generally downward projecting wing end may be...
8936219 Performance-enhancing winglet system and method  
A winglet system for an aircraft wing may include an upper winglet and a lower winglet mounted to a wing tip. The lower winglet may have a static position when the wing is subject to a ground...
8910910 Wing comprising a flow fence, and aircraft having such wings  
A wing of an aircraft has a pressure-side flow surface and a suction-side flow surface relative to an assumed main direction of attack and comprises a flow fence disposed on a flow surface,...
8905358 Unmanned aerial vehicle having an improved aerodynamic configuration  
An unmanned air vehicle includes a body having front and rear sections with at least one pair of end plates connected to the body, wherein one end plate within the at least one pair of end plates...
8894018 Method for reducing in flight wake vortices and an aircraft wingtip arrangement used in such method  
This invention discloses a method to break down, destabilize, or destroy an in flight wake vortex shed from an aircraft's wing. The wingtip has a winglet mounted to an extremity of the wing, and...
8783623 Device for the generation of aerodynamic vortices and also a regulating flap and wing with a device for the generation of aerodynamic vortices  
A device for the generation of aerodynamic vortices to be arranged on the spanwise side edge of a wing, or a regulating flap adjustably arranged on the latter, which in each case have a chordwise...
8757555 Concept of a variable winglet for lateral load reduction for combined lateral and vertical load reduction, and for improving the performance of means of locomotion  
A device for adapting aerodynamic characteristics of a wing element, includes a winglet, movably attachable to a wing element. The winglet or parts of the winglet may be rotatable in relation to...
8727285 Wing tip shape for a wing, in particular of aircraft  
A wing for of aircraft has a wing tip shape that has a profile that extends in the direction of the span of the wing, and across the direction of the span of the wing extends from the wing leading...
8684315 Active winglet  
An active winglet includes a body portion substantially parallel to a wing of an aircraft, as if it were an extension of the wing. The body portion is attachable to an aircraft wing and includes a...
8651431 Aircraft with movable winglets and method of control  
A method and apparatus for improved aircraft control through the use of adjustable winglets. The adjustable winglets are located at the terminal ends of an aircraft's wings and may pivot about an...
8651427 Wing tip device with recess in surface  
An aerodynamic lift structure includes a wing and at least one wing tip device at an outboard portion of the wing. A surface of each wing tip device has a recess that reduces flow impact at a...
8544800 Integrated wingtip extensions for jet transport aircraft and other types of aircraft  
Methods and systems for efficiently increasing the wing area of an aircraft are disclosed herein. An integrated wingtip extension configured in accordance with one embodiment of the invention...
8490925 Non-planar wing tip device for wings of aircraft, and wing comprising such a wing tip device  
A wing tip device for a wing includes a root and a tip, and the following determinant characteristics: the local dihedral of the wing tip device continuously increases or decreases from the root...
8469315 Deployable flap edge fence  
A method and systems are disclosed for reducing fluid flow noise. The method and systems use a thermal mechanism to deploy a flap edge fence during landing and/or other operating conditions, and...
8439313 Forward swept winglet  
An aircraft may include a pair of wings. A forward swept winglet may be attached proximate to a wing tip of each wing. The forward swept winglet may include a leading edge and a trailing edge. The...
8382041 Rakelet  
A rakelet comprises a raked portion and a winglet portion that selectively integrate features of raked wingtips and winglets into a wingtip device that improves aircraft endurance and range over...
8382040 Hamilton H.N2 laminar flow diskette wing  
A wing assembly has a wing and one or more no-bias laminar flow oval diskettes that are fixed on a support structure along the C/L (center of lift) of an airfoil, of an aircraft wing. The benefit...
8371520 Rapidly convertible hybrid aircraft and manufacturing method  
A hybrid fixed wing aircraft converts into a roadworthy vehicle in a matter of seconds therefore operating efficiently in both air and ground transportation systems. The single piece wing is...
8366056 Winglet  
A winglet comprising a root connected to a distal end of a wing; an upwardly angled section; a tip; and a transition between the upwardly angled section and the tip at which an outboard cant angle...
8342456 Wing tip device  
An aircraft includes a wing having a positive dihedral, the wing having a tip and a wing tip device mounted in the region of the tip. The wing tip device is generally downwardly extending and has...
8333348 Wing tip load alleviation device and method  
The disclosure provides in one embodiment a wing tip device for a wing of an air vehicle. The device comprises a tip tail element, a boom element attaching the tip tail element to a wing tip, a...
8328516 Systems and methods of assembling a rotor blade extension for use in a wind turbine  
A method of assembling a blade extension assembly for use with a wind turbine. The method includes removing a tip end of a tip portion of a rotor blade and coupling a tip wall to the tip portion....
8322650 Aircraft  
An aircraft, particularly a solar powered, high altitude, long endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle, is equipped with a combination of canted down, raked back wing tips and trailing “tip tails”...
8220737 VTOL aerial vehicle  
An aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing is provided. The aircraft includes a fuselage having a forward portion and an aft portion. A lift fan extends though a duct, which extends...
8152465 Rotor blade for a rotor airplane  
A rotor blade comprises an inner rotor blade root area, a rotor blade main area disposed adjacent to the inner rotor blade root area along a length of the rotor blade and having an aerodynamically...
8152109 Method and system for controlling fluid flow in relation to a foil and harnessing energy therefrom  
A method and system 10 for controlling fluid flow 12 in relation to a body or foil 14. The system 10 has one or more channels 16, at least some of which having an inlet port 18 and an outlet port...
8136766 Frangible fasteners for aircraft components and associated systems and methods  
Frangible fasteners and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, for example, an unmanned aircraft can include a fuselage portion, a wing portion, and a winglet...
8128035 Winglets with recessed surfaces, and associated systems and methods  
Winglets with recessed surfaces, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a wing having an inboard portion and an outboard...
8096513 Aerodynamic flap of an aircraft having a device which influences the flap vortex  
A high-lift flap of an aircraft is provided having a device for influencing the flap vortex as well as a device for influencing the flap vortex at the lateral edge of the aerodynamic high-lift...
8083185 Aircraft wing tip having a variable incidence angle  
An embodiment of an aircraft wing includes a main wing section and a variable incidence wing tip. The main wing section is adapted to connect to an aircraft fuselage at a first angle of incidence....
8061661 System and method for reducing airfoil vortices  
A system and a method according to the invention reduce wake turbulence of an aircraft in that a component affixed to the extremity of the wing of an aircraft disturbs the rolling action of the...
7997538 Aerodynamic fan control effector  
A fan control effector for an aircraft comprises at least one blade configured to be pivotably deployable in a radially outward direction from a retracted position to a deployed position such that...
7988100 Wing tip device  
An aircraft includes a wing having a positive dihedral, the wing having a tip and a wing tip device mounted in the region of the tip. The wing tip device is generally downwardly extending and has...
7988099 Winglet  
A winglet for an aircraft wing is provided. The winglet has an airflow control arrangement, for example in the form of a trailing edge flap (20) by means of which lift generated by the winglet can...
7971832 Wing tip devices  
A tip device to act as an outboard continuation of an aircraft wing or other aerodynamic lifting surface has a downward cant angle, a leading edge swept back in relation to the leading edge of the...
7946535 Highly efficient supersonic laminar flow wing  
An improved supersonic laminar flow wing structure, on a supersonic aircraft, having one or more of the following: a strake extending forwardly of the wing inboard extent, a raked wing tip, a...
7905061 Wind spoiler for roofs  
A wind spoiler including a vertical member mounted vertically along a roof of a structure to extend above the plane of the roof for creating turbulence in wind flowing over the roof.
7900876 Wingtip feathers, including forward swept feathers, and associated aircraft systems and methods  
Tip feathers, including forward swept tip feathers, and associated aircraft systems and methods are disclosed. A system in accordance with one embodiment includes an aircraft wing having an...
7900877 Active winglet  
An active winglet includes a body portion substantially parallel to a wing of an aircraft, as if it were an extension of the wing, and an angled portion that projects at an upward angle from the...
7874524 Methods and apparatus for a multi-segment flap fence  
A multi-segment flap fence is incorporated into the wing such that a lower fence structure is attached to the underside of the fixed wing, an upper fence structure is attached to the main flap...
7753316 Deployable flap edge fence  
A method and systems are disclosed for reducing fluid flow noise. The method and systems use a thermal mechanism to deploy a flap edge fence during landing and/or other operating conditions, and...
7744038 Controllable winglets  
Systems and methods for providing variable geometry winglets to an aircraft are disclosed. In one embodiment, a winglet includes a base portion configured to attach to a wing. The winglet further...
7644892 Blended winglet  
A capped winglet comprising a helical portion having a smooth vertical curvature of 180°±approximately 20° from the plane of the unbounded end of a wing, and a generally planar cap contiguous with...
7624951 Aircraft with antennas mounted on the tops and bottoms of aerodynamic-surface extensions  
An aircraft has a fuselage and a pair of wings joined to the fuselage at a dihedral angle. A wing extension, such as an angled winglet or a wing-tip pod, is joined to a distal end of each of the...
7520470 Aircraft configuration with improved aerodynamic performance  
An aircraft (10), in particular a trainer aircraft with improved aerodynamic performance, having a configuration able to keep a directional stability and a very good aerodynamic behaviour even at...
7497403 High efficiency tip vortex reversal and induced drag reduction  
Methods for increasing the performance of a foil (100) by using tip droop (102) having an inward directed camber capable of generating an inward directed lifting force on the tip droop (102) in...

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