|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/123 ; 244/219 ; 244/075R|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 41 인용 특허 : 9|
An inflatable structure to control aircraft and a method of modifying the shape of an aircraft airfoil before and during flight, which includes inflating or deflating at least one inflatable bladder positioned on an aircraft wing. The inflatable structures to control aircraft include an aircraft wing structure, at least one inflatable section positioned on an aircraft wing structure in at least one location selected from the group of an upper surface, a lower surface, a leading edge and a trailing edge of the aircraft wing structure. The inflatable secti...
[ We claim:] [1.] An airfoil for an aircraft, said airfoil having a leading edge and a trailing edge and comprising:a rigid structural member adapted to be stationarily mounted to the aircraft, said structural member having a leading side and a trailing side;at least one inflatable section located on one of said leading and trailing sides of said structural member and having a plurality of bladders mounted to said member;an elastic skin covering said member and said plurality of bladders in the inflatable section to define one of said leading and trailin...