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 new patent  Nut retention system

A nut retention arrangement may comprise a first nut comprising a first threaded aperture and a first retention aperture, a second nut comprising a second threaded aperture and a second retention aperture, and a tensile member having a first end extending through the first retention aperture and a second end extending through the second retention aperture such that rotation in a direction toward loosening of either the first nut or the second nut causes rotation in a direction toward tightening of the other of the first nut or the second nut.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

 new patent  Method of applying oxidation protection coating to carbon fibers

A method for coating a carbon fiber for a composite structure may comprise applying a slurry onto a surface of the carbon fiber, wherein the slurry is a sol gel comprising a metal precursor and a carrier fluid, and heating the carbon fiber to a temperature sufficient to form a sol gel-derived layer on the carbon fiber. The slurry may comprise a metal precursor such as a metal salt or a metal alkoxide. ... Goodrich Corporation

 new patent  Oxidation protection for carbon-carbon composites

The method may include forming fibers with a silicon-based sizing, forming a fibrous preform from the fibers, forming a silicon dioxide coating around the fibers, carbonizing the fibrous preform, and densifying the fibrous preform. In various embodiments, forming the fibers with the silicon-based sizing includes utilizing a mass of the silicon-based sizing that is at least 1.0% of a mass of the fibers.. ... Goodrich Corporation

 new patent  Redundant layer for inflatable evacuation component

The inflatable component includes, according to various embodiments, a first inflatable bladder defining a first fluid chamber and a second inflatable bladder defining a second fluid chamber. The second inflatable bladder may circumscribe the first inflatable bladder such that the first inflatable bladder is disposed in the second fluid chamber. ... Goodrich Corporation

 new patent  Safety knife with retractable sheath

A safety knife may include a housing defining an internal cavity, a blade coupled to the housing, and a sheath slideably engaged with the housing. The sheath may translate into the internal cavity of the housing to expose the blade. ... Goodrich Corporation

Bridged clip retainer for brake system

The clip retainer may include a first segment, a second segment extending substantially parallel to the first segment, and a bridge segment extending substantially perpendicularly between the first segment and the second segment. In various embodiments, the clip retainer is a unitary, monolithic structure.. ... Goodrich Corporation

Joining members using additive manufacturing

A method includes placing a first part proximate a second part, disposing a sintering material in contact with both the first part and the second part, and applying energy to the sintering material to join the first part and the second part. An apparatus includes a first part, a second part, and an additively manufactured joint comprising a sintering material that joins the first part and the second part.. ... Goodrich Corporation

Powder bed additive manufacturing of low expansion glass

A method of forming an optical component includes fusing glass powder material to a facesheet to form a first core material layer on the facesheet. The method also includes successively fusing glass powder material in a plurality of additional core material layers to build a core material structure on the facesheet. ... Goodrich Corporation

Additive manufacture of optical components

A method of forming an optical component includes depositing slurry that includes glass powder material onto a facesheet and fusing the glass powder material to a facesheet to form a first core material layer on the facesheet. The method also includes successively fusing glass powder material in a plurality of additional core material layers to build a core material structure on the facesheet. ... Goodrich Corporation

Surface finishing for glass components using a laser

A method includes applying a laser directly to a surface of a glass substrate to smooth the surface of the glass substrate. The method can further include applying a reflective coating directly to the smoothed surface of the glass substrate. ... Goodrich Corporation

Multilayered panels

A panel includes a substrate and an electro-thermal layer disposed on the substrate. A thermally conductive and electrically insulating top layer is disposed on the electro-thermal layer. ... Goodrich Corporation

Flexible couplings with angular limiters

A flexible coupling includes a flexure, a first drive member defining an axis and connected to the flexure, and a second drive member. The second drive member defines an axis and is connected to the flexure on a side of the flexure opposite the first drive member. ... Goodrich Corporation

Redundant coupling arrangements

A flexible diaphragm coupling that includes a primary torque path and a secondary torque path. The secondary torque path includes a crowned or spherical spline assembly and provides additional capability during transient overtorque of the primary torque path or acts as the primary torque path in the unlikely event of diaphragm failure.. ... Goodrich Corporation

Ortho-phosphate components for use in solid chemical oxygen generators

The present invention relates to a composition for generating oxygen, comprising at least one oxygen source selected from chlorates and perchlorates, to an oxygen generator comprising such a composition, and a method for generating oxygen by decomposing such a composition. The present invention further relates to the use of transition metal ortho-phosphate compounds ortho-vanadate compounds and mixed ortho-phosphate-vanadate compounds as multifunctional components in the oxygen generating compositions.. ... Goodrich Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106429

Retention system for gas cylinder valve

A retention assembly for a valve assembly of a charged cylinder may comprise a first fitting coupled to the valve assembly and a second fitting coupled to the charged cylinder. A retaining member may be coupled between the first fitting and the second fitting. ... Goodrich Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106325

Balanced rotational machining

An apparatus includes a rotatable part configured to rotate about a rotational axis and an enclosed channel that is coupled to the rotatable part. The enclosed channel circumscribes the rotational axis and is configured to contain a balancing substance that is freely movable within the enclosed channel. ... Goodrich Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106280

Actuator control arrangement

An actuator control arrangement is provided comprising a pair of rotary control valves used in combination to control the operation of an actuator. The rotary control valves are driven synchronously through a hydraulic or mechanical coupling. ... Goodrich Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105261

Aircraft control system architecture

A controller unit for an aircraft control system includes an interface that is electrically connectable to a controller slot of an electronics bay of the aircraft control system, a processor coupled to the interface, and a tangible non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the processor, cause the processor to perform various operations. The various operations include identifying, by the processor, a first aircraft assembly in electrical communication with the controller slot of the electronics bay, identifying, by the processor, a first program code stored on the tangible non-transitory computer-readable medium corresponding to the first aircraft assembly, and selecting, by the processor, the first program code to control the first aircraft assembly.. ... Goodrich Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105260

Systems and methods for aircraft parking brakes with multiple control locations

A system for controlling a parking brake system on an aircraft is provided. The system includes a switch interface comprising an enable switch and an activate switch. ... Goodrich Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105259

Systems and methods for emergency aircraft brake operation

A brake system for an aircraft is provided according to various embodiments. The system may include a left pedal arrangement comprising a left pedal, a first left sensor to generate a first left signal in response to translation of the left pedal. ... Goodrich Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100238

Anti-corrosion and/or passivation compositions for metal-containing substrates and methods for making, enhancing, and applying the same

A method of disposing a corrosion resistant system to a substrate may comprise applying a plating material to the substrate; forming a chemical conversion coating solution by combining a solvent, at least one corrosion inhibitive cation comprising at least one of zinc, calcium, strontium, magnesium, or aluminum, at least one corrosion inhibitive anion comprising at least one of phosphate, molybdate, or silicate, and a complexing agent; and applying the chemical conversion coating solution to the plating material on the substrate.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180099749

Sma actuated restraint assembly

A restraint assembly includes a base member, a pawl, a lock member, and an actuator assembly. The base member has a first side plate spaced apart from a second side plate. ... Goodrich Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180099463

Methods to fabricate needled preforms with randomly oriented short length carbon fibers

A method and apparatus for fabricating a short length carbon fiber preform with a through thickness reinforcement is disclosed herein. The starting media for fabricating a net shape (e.g., annular disc) may meet specific requirements including a sufficient fiber volume and a binding mechanism compatible with the needle-punching process.. ... Goodrich Corporation

04/05/18 / #a metallic/composite joint may comprise a composite member extending along a centerline axis and a metallic member. the composite member may comprise a cylinder having a flared end. an outer surface of the flared end may be oriented at a first angle relative to the centerline axis. an inner surface of the metallic member may be oriented at a second angle relative to the centerline axis. the inner surface of the metallic member and the outer surface of the composite member may be separated by a first gap at a first location and may be separated by a second gap at a second location.

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04/05/18 / #20180093422

Hybrid metallic/composite joint with enhanced performance

A metallic/composite joint may comprise a composite member having a flared end or an angled end, a liner perimetrically surrounding the composite member, and a metallic member perimetrically surrounding the liner. A first side of the liner contacts the composite member and a second side of the liner contacts the metallic member. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087547

Valve for electrohydrostatic actuator

An electrohydrostatic actuator, comprising an actuator for driving a component, a pump configured to pump hydraulic fluid for operation of the actuator, and a control valve for controlling passage of the hydraulic fluid between the actuator and the pump, wherein the control valve is movable between first and second positions. In the first position the control valve is configured to convey hydraulic fluid from the pump through the control valve for operation of the actuator, and in the second position the control valve is configured to fluidly disconnect the pump and the actuator, and circulate hydraulic fluid arriving from the pump back to the pump via a first constriction within the control valve.. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087537

Collapsible/ extendable aspirator system

An aspirator system is disclosed comprising a collapsible/extendable aspirator air channel, wherein a burstable seal for entrapping air across the exit channel is provided, wherein said entrapped air creates a pressure causing the aspirator to extend to its extended state, whereupon the seal bursts and opens the air channel.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180086435

Power supply apparatus for aerospace actuator

A power supply apparatus for an aerospace actuator includes motor drive electronics for actuation of a motor for control of the aerospace actuator, and an energy storage device. The motor drive electronics are configured to receive input electrical energy from an aircraft power grid, receive electrical energy from the energy storage device and provide electrical energy from the grid and/or from the energy storage device to the motor. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084683

Deterministic emi grid layout for controlling optical diffraction

An electromagnetic interference shield is disclosed. The electromagnetic interference shield includes an optically transparent substrate and a metallic coating on the optically transparent substrate. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084620

Exterior aircraft light unit and method of disabling a light output of an exterior aircraft light unit

An exterior aircraft light unit includes a power input coupleable to an aircraft on-board power supply; at least one led coupled to the power input for receiving power from the aircraft on-board power supply and configured to emit a light output; an optical sensor arranged for sensing an intensity detection portion of the light output and configured to output a detection signal indicative of an intensity level of the light output; an end of life detector, coupled to the optical sensor for receiving the detection signal and configured to determine an end of life condition; and a fuse circuit coupled to the end of life detector; wherein the fuse circuit is configured to irreversibly disable an led circuit board upon the end of life detector communicating the end of life condition to the fuse circuit.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084613

Thermally conductive, electrically insulating protection layer for de-icing heaters

Disclosed is the use of a boron nitride nanotube (bnnt) fabric as a skin for protection of nano-carbon heaters used for de-icing aircrafts or other vehicles. This allows the heaters to be resistant to hail, bird, and other mechanical striking damages, and can be applied to parts of aircraft that require acoustic protection.. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084612

Nano alumina fabric protection ply for de-icers

A nano alumina fabric protects heaters used for de-icing aircraft or other vehicles. This allows heaters to withstand mechanical foreign object damage (fod), is environmentally safe, and is a cost-efficient alternative to other protection fabrics.. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080513

Torque bar and methods for making

A torque bar manufactured by an additive manufacturing process is provided. The torque bar may include a torque bar body made of more than one metallic material. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080503

Bi-metal joints in shafts and couplings

A mechanical shaft includes a shaft body defining a longitudinal axis. A spline is included at a first end of the shaft body. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080486

Attachment of composite lug to composite structural tube

The present disclosure describes lug clusters for composite tubes and methods for making such lug clusters. Lug clusters of the present disclosure may include a first side, a second side, and a saddle. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180079695

Obscurant emission systems and methods

An obscurant-emitting composition may comprise an oxidizer comprising a cation comprising at least one of an alkali metal or an alkaline earth metal, and an anion comprising at least one of nitrate, chlorate, bromate, iodate, perchlorate, periodate, or chlorite; a fuel; and a hydrated salt composition, wherein the obscurant-emitting composition comprises between 0.001% and 8% by weight hydrated salt composition.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180079513

Inflatable evacuation system with canopy support

An inflatable evacuation device for an aircraft may include at least one chamber and at least one canopy support in fluid communication with the at least one chamber. A retention device may be configured to restrict inflation of the at least one canopy support during inflation of the at least one chamber.. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180079496

Landing gear arrangement with passive shock strut shrink actuator

A landing gear arrangement may comprise a shock strut, a retraction actuator, and a shrink actuator. The retraction actuator may move the shock strut between a stowed position and a deployed position. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072427

Arched inflatable structure for evacuation slide systems

An evacuation slide may comprise an arched tube configured to extend between a first side tube and a second side tube of the evacuation slide and a strap configured to be coupled between the arched tube and a center tube of the evacuation slide. The arched tube may be configured to provide vertical support to the first side tube and to the second side tube in response to a tension in the strap. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072426

Release system for evacuation slide assembly

A release system for an evacuation slide assembly of an aircraft includes a fluid delivery manifold, a first actuator, and a second actuator. In various embodiments, a fluid is configured to flow into and pressurize the fluid delivery manifold from a fluid source in response to an evacuation event. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070485

Apparatus and methods of electrically conductive optical semiconductor coating

A method of coating an optical substrate with a transparent, electrically conductive coating includes depositing a semiconductor coating over a surface of an optical substrate, wherein the semiconductor coating has broadband optical transmittance. A doped semiconductor is applied in a pattern over the semiconductor coating. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067236

Apparatus and methods of electrically conductive optical semiconductor coating

A method of coating an optical substrate with a transparent, electrically conductive coating includes depositing a semiconductor coating over a surface of an optical substrate. The semiconductor coating has broadband optical transmittance. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/01/18 / #a method for monitoring a shock strut may comprise measuring a first shock strut pressure, measuring a first shock strut temperature, measuring a second shock strut pressure, measuring a second shock strut temperature, measuring a shock strut stroke, and determining a servicing condition of the shock strut based upon the first shock strut pressure, the first shock strut temperature, the second shock strut pressure, the second shock strut temperature, and the shock strut stroke and taking into account at least one of an absorption of a gas with a fluid and desorption of the gas with the fluid.

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03/01/18 / #20180063538

Systems and methods for compressing data

A method of compressing data in the context of a decision-making task includes receiving raw data, analyzing the raw data to determine content of the raw data, and adjusting one or more one data compression parameters in a compression algorithm. The adjustment of the one or more compression parameters is based on the content of the raw data and a received decision-making task to produce a modified compression algorithm. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060691

Active visual attention models for computer vision tasks

An imaging method includes obtaining an image with a first field of view and first effective resolution and the analyzing the image with a visual attention algorithm to one identify one or more areas of interest in the first field of view. A subsequent image is then obtained for each area of interest with a second field of view and a second effective resolution, the second field of view being smaller than the first field of view and the second effective resolution being greater than the first effective resolution.. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180059024

Robust spectroscopy systems

An optical head for a raman spectroscopy system includes a housing an input configured to allow input radiation of a selected wavelength into the housing, a first lens disposed in an end of the housing to allow the input radiation to emit from the housing through the first lens and to receive reflected radiation including specular reflection and diffuse reflection, and a second lens disposed in the housing and configured to receive reflected radiation from the first lens. The optical head includes an output configured to receive the reflected radiation from the second lens. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180058581

Seal arrangement for an actuator

A sealing arrangement for an actuator, said sealing arrangement comprising: a sealing surface; and two or more seal recesses for receiving seals, said two or more seal recesses provided at the sealing surface of the sealing arrangement.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057979

Systems and methods for air entanglement

A loom system for making a fibrous preform may comprise a base, a bedplate coupled to the base, wherein the bedplate is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation, and an air entangling module coupled to the base. The air entangling module may comprise an air entangling head coupled to an outer support and an inner support, wherein the air entangling head is configured to apply a jet of air toward the bedplate at an entangling zone. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057932

Slotted seal plates and slotted preforms for chemical vapor deposition densification

A method of making a fibrous part is provided. The method may comprise forming a porous structure with an annular geometry. ... Goodrich Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057139

Fire retardant aviation laminate

An aviation laminate includes a plurality of wooden elements, and an adhesive disposed between the plurality of wooden elements, wherein the adhesive includes a thermal filler, wherein the thermal filler is at least one of graphene, hexagonal boron nitride and intumescent powder.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054875

Helicopter search light and method of adjusting a light output of a helicopter search light

A helicopter search light comprises a lighting arrangement comprising at least one light source and having an adjustable light output; a light detector, which is configured for detecting light reflected by the ground and/or at least one item on the ground and for providing a detection signal which is correlated to an amount of light detected; and a control unit, coupled to the light detector for receiving the detection signal and to the at least on light source for controlling the adjustable light output of the lighting arrangement.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050821

Exterior airplane light unit and method of warning ground personnel

An exterior airplane light unit includes a housing and a lens cover, the housing and the lens cover being shaped to embed the exterior airplane light unit into a side portion of a fuselage of an airplane in front of a wing root section of the airplane, with the lens cover blending into the side portion of the fuselage of the airplane, and at least one light source and at least one optical system, with the at least one light source and the at least one optical system being arranged between the housing and the lens cover and being arranged to direct a warning light output towards an engine of the airplane.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050820

Exterior aircraft light unit, helicopter, and airplane

An exterior aircraft light unit includes a housing; a mounting structure, mounted to the housing and extending away from the housing substantially along a first cross-sectional plane; a lens cover, mounted to the housing, surrounding the mounting structure, and defining an inner space of the exterior aircraft light unit, with the mounting structure dividing the inner space of the exterior aircraft light unit into a first partial inner space and a second partial inner space; a plurality of anti-collision light sources, configured to emit respective sequences of warning light flashes in operation.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050819

Aircraft head light

An aircraft head light comprises: a plurality of lighting arrangements, each lighting arrangement comprising a light source and a generally parabolic reflector surrounding the respective light source. The plurality of lighting arrangements are arranged in a side-by-side relationship, with the generally parabolic reflectors of adjacent lighting arrangements having respective reflector contact sections. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045593

Smart load cell

The present disclosure includes the use of a smart load cell in a system for controlling an electromechanical actuator. A load cell may be positioned along the outer surface of the electromechanical actuator. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045260

System and method for ceramic doping of carbon fiber composite structures

A system and method for ceramic doping of carbon fiber materials is disclosed. A carbon fiber preform may be made of carbonized oxidized pan fibers and may be placed in contact with a nanoparticle suspension having nanoparticles and a dispersion medium. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044537

High temperature oxidation protection for composites

The present disclosure provides a method for coating a composite structure, comprising applying a first slurry onto a surface of the composite structure, wherein the first slurry is a sol gel comprising a metal organic salt, a first carrier fluid, and a ceramic material, and heating the composite structure to a first sol gel temperature sufficient to form a sol gel-derived base layer on the composite structure.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044025

Swivel base assembly with fore/aft/rotational movement and warping features

Systems and methods for swivel base assemblies for seats are provided. A swivel base assembly for an aircraft seat may comprise a swivel center beam, a swivel plate pivotally coupled to the swivel center beam, the swivel plate configured to rotate with respect to the swivel center beam about a first centerline axis, a first side rail coupled to the swivel center beam, and a second side rail coupled to the swivel center beam, the swivel center beam being located between the first side rail and the second side rail.. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043998

Remote hydraulic utility system for an aircraft

A remote hydraulic system for an aircraft may provide hydraulic fluid to nose landing gear while being isolated from the main landing gear and other main hydraulic systems of the aircraft. A supply pressure accumulator may be configured to supply hydraulic fluid to a hydraulic load of the nose gear. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043874

Emergency brake system with dual input

Systems and methods for emergency brake systems are provided herein. In this regard, a brake system may comprise a summing lever having a first end and a second end, a brake handle coupled to the first end of the summing lever, the brake handle rotatably coupled about a first axis, and a linear actuator having a plunger, the plunger being coupled to the second end of the summing lever. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043798

Brake release for aircraft seat

A brake release may comprise a pulley frame including a fixed portion and a pivoting arm. A first pulley may be coupled to the pivoting arm of the pulley frame. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040984

Electrical connection

An electrical connection comprises a first connector, a second connector, a first wall surrounding the first connector, and a second wall surrounding the second connector. The first wall is configured to fit inside the second wall when the first and second connectors are connected. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038314

Coupling

A coupling e.g. For an actuator, comprises a housing which is preferably in the form of a ring mounted around the end of the outer rod and which can be mounted to a component e.g. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038312

Solenoid actuated tine lock

There is provided an actuator for use in a thrust reverser of an aircraft, comprising a screw shaft and a nut translatable along the shaft between a retracted position and an extended position, a tine component comprising tine fingers formed with projections that are configured to engage formations on the nut when the nut occupies its retracted position to secure the nut against axial movement, and a movable lock member engageable with the tine fingers to restrict radial movement of the tine fingers in a first position, the lock member movable between the first position and a second position in which the lock member does not restrict radial movement of the tine fingers. The lock member is movable between the first position and the second position by means of an electromagnetic actuator.. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033346

Dual mode aircraft indicator sign

A device for forming a dynamic image on an aircraft sign includes a plurality of light sources, an input power line, a first timer and a second timer both connected to an enable input and a plurality of delay circuits each connected to a different one of the light sources. The system also includes a counter having a plurality of counter outputs, the counter receiving a counting pulse from the first timer in a dynamic mode of operation and disable signal from the second timer after expiration of a preset time, the expiration of the preset time causing the device to transfer from the dynamic mode to a static mode where each of the plurality of light sources are simultaneously illuminated.. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031094

Ball screw assembly for aircraft brake

A mechanical linear actuator in an aircraft brake may include a ball nut, a ball screw, and an actuator drive unit housing. The ball screw may rotate to drive the ball nut axially. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031028

Thin-skin side stay beams and landing gear assemblies

A thin-skin side-stay beam may include an upper arm with thin skin and a mating flange extending longitudinally from the thin skin. A lower arm may also have a thin skin and a mating flange extending longitudinally from the lower arm. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180030593

Systems and methods for chemical vapor infiltration and densification of porous substrates

A system for chemical vapor infiltration and densification may comprise a reaction chamber and a plurality of conduits fluidly coupled to an exhaust outlet of the reaction chamber. A first set of conduits of the plurality of conduits may define a first flow path and a second set of conduits of the plurality of conduits may define a second flow path. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029698

Electrically powered downlock actuation system

A locking linkage system may comprise a lockable assembly comprising an upper brace, a lower brace coupled to the upper brace, and a linkage coupled to the upper brace and the lower brace. The locking linkage system may further comprise a downlock actuator comprising an electric motor coupled to the upper brace, a rotary output shaft coupled to the electric motor, a connecting output coupled to the rotary output shaft, wherein the connecting output shaft is configured to rotate between a fixed locked position and a fixed unlocked position, and a link rod having a distal end coupled to the linkage and a proximal end comprising a lost-motion joint, the lost-motion joint being coupled to a connection pin of connecting output shaft. ... Goodrich Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029697

Electrically powered downlock actuation system

A downlock actuator may comprise an electric motor, a gearbox coupled to the electric motor, the gearbox comprising a rotary output shaft, and a connecting output shaft having a first end and a second end, the first end being coupled to the rotary output shaft of the gearbox, wherein the connecting output shaft is configured to rotate between a shaft locked position and a shaft unlocked position, wherein the gearbox is back-drivable in response to the connecting output shaft being in the shaft unlocked position.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029567

Systems and methods for brake control

A brake system may comprise an inboard brake and an outboard brake. A primary control channel may include a primary outboard (pob) channel coupled to the outboard brake. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023717

Valve retaining cup

A valve including a valve housing, a casing, a spring guide, and a retaining cup. The casing may be disposed within the valve housing and may include a bore. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023648

Systems and methods for clamping force estimation in electromechanical brake systems

An electromechanical brake system may include an electromechanical actuator with a servo motor. A current control is electronically coupled to the servo motor. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023631

Flexible couplings for mechanical power transmissions

A flexible coupling includes a flexible diaphragm body having a first end and a second end. A member is fixed to the first end of the flexible diaphragm body. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023616

Park brake system adjustment tool

Systems and methods for brake cable adjustment are disclosed herein. In this regard, a gage block tool for adjusting a brake cable may comprise a body comprising, a first member extending in a first direction, the first member having a first length and a first thickness, and a second member extending in a second direction, the second member having a second length and a second thickness. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180022445

Landing gear noise abatement devices

A noise abatement system for an aircraft landing gear is provided. The system may have a retention member and a covering member. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020518

Helicopter search light

A helicopter search light comprises: a lighting arrangement, having at least one light source, the lighting arrangement having an adjustable light output; a light detector, which is configured for detecting light emitted by the at least one light source and reflected by the ground and/or at least one item on the ground and for providing a detection signal which is correlated to an amount of light detected; and a control unit which is configured for controlling the adjustable light output of the lighting arrangement of the helicopter search light depending on the detection signal provided by the light detector.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017787

Aberration correction

A beamsplitter includes an optical substrate with a first surface configured to receive a beam of multi-spectral light, to reflect a first band of the multi-spectral light and to transmit a second band of the multi-spectral light through the optical substrate to be emitted from a second surface of the optical substrate opposite the first surface. The second surface is a freeform surface. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017018

Hydraulically driven thrust reverser

A drive system for a thrust reverser for a gas turbine engine comprises a plurality of mechanical actuators for driving a cowl of the thrust reverser, and a single hydraulic motor for providing power to the plurality of mechanical actuators. Power can be transmitted mechanically from the hydraulic motor to the actuators, and the hydraulic motor can be located away from fire zones in the engine.. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180016032

Exterior aircraft light unit and aircraft comprising the same

An exterior aircraft light unit (2) includes a lens cover (50) and at least one light source (6, 6′) for emitting light through the lens cover. The lens cover has an aero-dynamic front edge (52), separating an impinging air stream during flight, and an aerodynamic front region (54) around the aerodynamic front edge. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180016031

Dual mode aircraft light assembly

A dual mode light assembly for a forward position light of an aircraft includes a base, a visible light source mounted to the base that is configured to emit visible light, a covert light source mounted to the base that is configured to emit covert light, and a light shield mounted to the base. The light shield is configured to restrict transmission of the visible light to a visible light pattern and to restrict transmission of the covert light to a covert light pattern.. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180016030

Anti-bird-collision light

A helicopter anti-bird-collision system including a search light (2) and a control unit (35) which is configured for operating the search light (2) in a flash light mode by switching the search light periodically on and off.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180016001

Landing gear arrangement

An arrangement for landing gear comprises a piston, a bogie beam and forward and rear brake rods. The piston has an attachment portion with a pivot connection for the bogie beam at its lower end. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180015911

Antiskid brake control system with minimum disruption autobrake function

A method for controlling brakes may comprise detecting, by a brake control unit (bcu), an aircraft speed, determining, by the bcu, that the aircraft speed is at least one of at or above a threshold value, determining, by the bcu, that an auto-brake control has been enabled, receiving, by the bcu, an antiskid desired pressure that is output from an antiskid control, the bcu comprising a brake control executive (bkx), the antiskid desired pressure being received by the bcu, and receiving, by the bcu, a desired pressure comprising at least one of a deceleration control desired pressure from a deceleration control (dk) or a pilot desired pressure from a manual brake control, the desired pressure being received by the bkx.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180015910

Wheel reference balance estimator

Systems and methods are disclosed herein for controlling braking systems. In this regard, a method for controlling brakes may comprise receiving, by an antiskid control (ask), a first wheel speed, calculating, by the ask, a first wheel reference speed (wrs), and calculating, by the ask, a first wheel reference estimate (wre). ... Goodrich Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013234

Control cable quick disconnect

A quick connect and disconnect arrangement for a cable comprises a housing for holding the cable. The housing comprises a first section and a second section. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010826

Electrocaloric cooling

A cooling system for electrical and optical devices includes an electrocaloric cooler (eec). A fluid circuit is in thermal communication with the eec to dump heat from a working fluid of the fluid circuit into the eec. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010680

Rotary sealing arrangement

A rotary sealing arrangement comprises a housing, a shaft mounted for rotation within the housing about a shaft axis (a) and a rotary seal provided between the housing and the shaft. The rotary seal comprises a static seal element mounted to the housing and a rotary sealing element mounted for rotation with the shaft. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180009538

Runback control

An ice protection system includes an aircraft surface and a gutter defined in the aircraft surface between raised rails. The gutter includes a mouth that narrows into a trailing portion of the gutter. ... Goodrich Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002242

Multiphase compositions for oxidation protection of composite articles

The present disclosure includes carbon-carbon composite articles having multiphase glass oxidation protection coatings for limiting thermal and/or catalytic oxidation reactions and methods for applying multiphase glass oxidation protection coatings to carbon-carbon composite articles.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180001992

Folding wing

A folding wing for an aircraft comprises a main wing portion having an upper surface and a lower surface and a wing tip portion having an upper surface and a lower surface and movable relative to the main wing portion about a folding axis. The wing further comprises a linkage mechanism connecting the wing tip portion to the main wing portion and an actuator coupled to the linkage system. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373582

Pole-piece structure for a magnetic gear

The disclosure provides a pole-piece structure for a magnetic gear, comprising a plurality of laminate plates, wherein each plate comprises one or more apertures and an aperture in each plate aligns with an aperture in an adjacent plate to form one or more channels extending from a first end of the laminate plates to a second, opposite end of the laminate plates, wherein a resin cast is provided within each channel to hold the plurality of laminate plates together.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370497

Valve assembly having a manual override unit

A valve assembly includes a housing, an actuator, a plunger, a cover, a valve body, and a manual override unit. The actuator is received within the housing and is disposed between a first annular wall and a second annular wall. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170369713

High temperature oxidation protection for composites

The present disclosure provides a method for coating a composite structure, comprising applying a single pretreating composition on a surface of the composite structure, the single pretreating composition comprising a first acid aluminum phosphate comprising a molar ratio of aluminum to phosphate between 1 to 2 and 1 to 3, and heating the composite structure to a first temperature sufficient to form an aluminum phosphate polymer layer on the composite structure.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170369158

Manufacturing method of polymer composite/metal load transfer joint for landing gear

Systems and methods for landing gear arrangements are provided. In various embodiments, a landing gear arrangement may comprise a first composite layer, the first composite layer having a cylindrical geometry, a metallic ring comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, the metallic ring perimetrically surrounding at least a portion of the first composite layer, the inner surface being in contact with the first composite layer, a metallic connecting tab extending away from the outer surface, and a second composite layer at least partially perimetrically surrounding the metallic ring and at least partially perimetrically surrounding the first composite layer, the outer surface being in contact with the second composite layer.. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170369157

Metallic composite joint

A composite metallic joint assembly may include a composite metal rod having a metal liner and a composite material disposed around the metal liner. A first portion of the composite metal rod may comprise the composite material and the metal liner and a second portion of the composite metal rod may comprise the metal liner exposed at a radially outer surface of the composite metal rod. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363162

Scalloped aircraft wheel rotor drive bar attachment boss for reduced thermal conduction

A rotor drive bar for use in a brake system, according to various embodiments, includes a drive bar portion configured to be coupled to at least one rotor of the brake system. The rotor drive bar also includes an attachment boss configured to be coupled to an attachment platform of a wheel. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362753

Systems and methods for forming a composite structure

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for forming a composite structure comprising rotating a base layer of an apparatus for forming the composite structure about an axis of rotation, transferring carbon short fibers from a first vibratory feed ramp onto the base layer in order to form a plurality of fibrous layers in the composite structure, and vibrating the first vibratory feed ramp during the transferring the carbon short fibers. The base layer may comprise an annular shape.. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361945

Electricity dispersion for aircraft evacuation assemblies

An aircraft evacuation assembly for electricity dispersion may include a composite packboard housing defining a packboard compartment, wherein the composite packboard housing is electrically nonconductive, and a girt mounted to the composite packboard housing and disposed in the packboard compartment. The evacuation assembly may further include a metal stud extending through the composite packboard housing, wherein the metal stud includes a first end portion disposed external to the packboard compartment and a second end portion disposed internal to the packboard compartment in electrical contact with the girt. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361944

Lightning strike dispersion for composite aircraft structures

A lightning strike dispersion structure may include a composite component having an outboard surface, wherein the composite component is electrically nonconductive. The lightning strike dispersion structure may include a metal sheet coupled to and extending across a minority portion of the outboard surface of the composite component, wherein the metal sheet is electrically conductive. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361931

Pressure compensating air curtain for air cushion supported cargo loading platform

An air cushion cargo shuttle includes a frame having a channel, an air curtain disposed within the channel of the frame, an air blower configured to blow air into an air volume beneath the air cushion cargo shuttle, and an air cushion formed by the air curtain configured to maintain the air volume.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361924

Aerodynamic noise reducing thin-skin landing gear structure

A landing gear assembly is also provided. The landing gear assembly may include a thin-skin support member defining a cavity and a cylindrical cavity. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361923

Aerodynamic noise reducing thin-skin landing gear structures and manufacturing techniques

A thin-skin support member is provided. The thin-skin support member may include a semi-circular edge and a flat edge that define a hollow cavity. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361647

Aircraft wheel hub cap attachment flange stress relieving pockets

An outboard wheel half has an axis and includes an outboard wheel structure configured to receive at least a portion of a tire. The outboard wheel half also includes a structure defining an alignment hole usable to align a hubcap relative to the structure. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359510

Scanning with frame averaging

A method of obtaining image data includes scanning an imaging area with an imaging device while obtaining multiple overlapping images of the imaging area. The method also includes transforming the overlapping images by performing frame averaging on the overlapping images to produce at least one enhanced image of the imaging area.. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359062

Power switch

The disclosure provides a power switch that can be switched by a logic source in an on or an off state. The switch comprises a component to output an optical signal responsive to the control signal and an optical sensitive device to react to the optical signal and self-conducting jfet in cascode configuration with the optical sensitive device.. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358965

Stator assembly

A stator connected to a power supply includes a plurality of wound segment assemblies, each wound segment assembly comprising a segmented corepack stack with a phase winding wound around said segmented corepack stack and a power printed circuit board assembly comprising a printed circuit board (pcb). The stator also includes phase wires connected to said phase winding, said phase wires being connected to said pcb and said pcb being connected to said power supply. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356476

Electro hydrostatic actuators

Method for controlling and damping the motion of a hydraulic actuator in an electro hydrostatic actuator (eha) system comprising an electric motor, a hydraulic pump and a hydraulic fluid circuit connecting the hydraulic pump and the hydraulic actuator includes comprising: energising the electric motor to drive the hydraulic pump to supply hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic actuator through the hydraulic fluid circuit in an active mode of operation; providing a flow path between the hydraulic actuator and the hydraulic pump in a damping mode of operation such that hydraulic fluid can flow via the flow path through the hydraulic pump when the hydraulic actuator is driven by an external force; and determining a desired amount of damping to be applied to the hydraulic actuator in the damping mode of operation and providing the electric motor with one or more energy consuming means configured to provide the desired amount of damping.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355473

Systems and methods for detection of dragging brake

A landing gear assembly may include a first wheel and a second wheel, a first wheel sensor coupled to the first wheel and a second wheel sensor coupled to the second wheel, and a controller coupled to the first wheel sensor and the second wheel sensor. A tangible, non-transitory memory may have instructions for detecting a dragging brake. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355470

Systems and methods for dynamic light control

A light system for an aircraft is provided. A light system may include a sensor and a first aircraft light. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355449

Electrical architecture for slat/flap control using smart sensors and effectors

A centralized control system and/or method for controlling an aircraft are provided. The centralized control system includes a controller configured to receive a device signal and transmit a control signal, a communication bus connected to the controller being configured to transport the device signal and the control signal, a plurality of devices connected to the controller using the communication bus, wherein at least one of the plurality of devices includes at least one of a sensor being configured to collect the device signal and an effector configured to respond to the control signal, and a bus communication circuit configured to communicate over the communication bus to the controller.. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351012

Imaging systems and methods

An imaging method includes receiving electromagnetic radiation with a plurality of qualities from a scene to be captured at a mask and passing a first portion of the received electromagnetic radiation having the plurality of qualities present in the received electromagnetic radiation through the mask. One or more qualities of the received electromagnetic radiation is removed from a second portion of the received electromagnetic radiation, and the second portion of the received electromagnetic radiation absent the one or more removed qualities is passed through the mask.. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350968

Single pulse lidar correction to stereo imaging

An apparatus for determining a distance to a target area, including at least one imaging system configured to provide at least two images of a target area, the images being associated with different imaging axes for forming a stereo image of the target area. The apparatus also includes a lidar system including at least one laser configured to direct an optical beam to the target area and an optical detection system configured to receive a portion of the optical beam from the target area and establish a distance to the target area based on the received portion.. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350681

Detonation transfer assembly

A detonation transfer assembly is disclosed. A detonation transfer assembly may comprise an external casing comprising an input end and an output end axially opposite the input end, an explosive column spanning axially inside the external casing, a primary explosive disposed within the explosive column, and a secondary explosive disposed within the explosive column axially between the primary explosive and the output end. ... Goodrich Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349825

Nanocomposite coatings for oxidation protection of composites

The present disclosure provides a method for coating a composite structure comprising the steps of applying a first slurry of a first phosphate glass composition on an outer surface of the composite structure. The first slurry comprises a first additive including at least one of molybdenum disulfide or tungsten disulfide. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343411

Laser wavelength detectors

A laser wavelength detector includes first and second sensors having a common field of view. A filter having two or more monochromatic attenuation coefficients optically couples the second sensor to the field of view. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342555

High temperature oxidation protection for composites

The present disclosure provides a method for coating a composite structure, comprising applying a first slurry on a surface of the composite structure, heating the composite structure to a temperature sufficient to form a base layer on the composite structure, forming a sealing slurry comprising at least one of acid aluminum phosphate or orthophosphoric acid, applying the sealing slurry to the base layer, and heating the composite structure to a second temperature sufficient to form a sealing layer on the base layer.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170341991

High temperature oxidation protection for composites

The present disclosure provides a method for coating a composite structure, comprising forming a first slurry by combining a first pre-slurry composition with a first carrier fluid, applying the first slurry on a surface of the composite structure, and heating the composite structure to a temperature sufficient to form a base layer on the composite structure. The first pre-slurry composition may comprise a first phosphate glass composition and a low coefficient of thermal expansion material, wherein the low coefficient of thermal expansion material is a material with a coefficient of thermal expansion of less than 10×10−6° c.−1.. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170335931

Horizontal stabiliser actuator with freeplay detecting features and method thereof

A screw (20) assembly for an actuator (10) is described comprising: a screw (20); a nut (22) threaded on said screw (20), such that rotation of said screw (20) causes axial movement of said nut (22); a stop located at an end of said screw (20) and defining an axial limit of said nut (22); a first feature located on said nut (22); and a second feature located on said stop; wherein said first and second features are configured to cooperate with one another substantially upon contact of said nut (22) with said stop so as to indicate an amount of free movement between said nut (22) and said screw (20).. . ... Goodrich Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170334412

Thermal management composite heat shield

A thermal management system and methods for use are disclosed. The thermal management system comprises a shield portion and a dissipation portion. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333975

Reinforced electromechanical actuator housing

An electromechanical actuator housing assembly comprising a reinforcement ring is disclosed herein. The design of the electromechanical actuator housing assembly may be directed to improving load measurement accuracy. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328386

Rod end cover

Disclosed herein is a cover for a rod end of an actuator. The cover comprises a mounting collar for surrounding and mounting to a portion of the rod end. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328307

Thrust reverser actuation

A thrust reverser drive arrangement is described for use in driving a thrust reverser cowl for movement relative to first and second guide tracks, the drive arrangement comprising a first actuator located, in use, close to the first guide track, and a second actuator located, in use, close to the second guide track, the actuators being arranged to be driven in synchronism and at the same speed by a drive motor to drive the cowl for movement, wherein at least one of the first and second actuators is provided with a load limiter to limit the transmission of loads through that actuator in the event that that actuator is subject to a compressive loading greater than a predetermined level.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170327315

Load reactive braking systems and devices

A roller assembly comprises a housing having an outer surface attached thereto, and a braking arrangement positioned at least partially within the housing. The braking arrangement is configured to increase resistance to rotation of the housing proportionally to a load applied against the outer surface.. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170327242

Communication system and method for an aircraft cargo/freight handling system

Systems for exchanging information between a cargo handling system of an aircraft and a power drive unit (pdu) are described herein. The systems include a power source provided within the aircraft and a first pdu provided within the aircraft. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170327237

Conformable pressure vessel

The conformable pressure vessel having: a plurality of individual pressure vessels, the individual pressure vessels each having an outer wall enclosing an inner volume. The inner volumes are fluidly connected to each other. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170327236

Multi-staged suspension line length parachutes

A multi-staged suspension line length parachute is provided. The parachute may comprise a canopy, a suspension line, a bundle, a bundling confluence, a traditional confluence, and a riser. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170321731

Actuator mechanism

An actuator system comprising a rotatable lock mechanism defining a path for an actuator pin as the actuator is expanded and retracted, wherein the lock mechanism defines an entry passage through which the pin enters as the actuator extends, a guide surface along which the pin travels from the entry passage as the actuator retracts, a locking recess into which the pin is guided by the guide surface, and an exit passage into which the pin is guided as it is caused to leave the lock recess by extension of the actuator and subsequent retraction; whereby a detent surface is provided to prevent the pin returning back into the lock recess when the actuator is extended to cause the pin to leave the lock recess.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170320788

Methods and systems for an explosive cord

Methods and systems for an explosive cord are disclosed. An explosive cord may comprise a tubing comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, a reactive material comprising hexanitrostilbene and/or boron potassium nitrate coupled to the inner surface of the tubing, and a hollow or solid core through the center of the explosive cord.. ... Goodrich Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170320583

Systems and methods for retaining removable panel when deploying evacuation system

Systems and methods for evacuation systems are provided. A evacuation system for an aircraft may include a packboard, an inflatable, a blow-out panel for the packboard, and a plurality of straps coupled to the blow-out panel. ... Goodrich Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294024

Fast multi-spectral image registration by modeling platform motion

A method of predicting warps for image registration includes receiving warp data for a first band pair in an n-band system. The method includes fitting a warp model to the warp data to produce an offset profile for the first band pair, predicting a respective offset profile for at least one other band pair in the n-band system, and using the predicted respective offset profile to generate a warp for the at least one other band pair. ... Goodrich Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293590

Warp models for registering multi-spectral imagery

A method for modeling warp for registration of images includes receiving input warp data and performing a fitting process on the input warp data to produce at least one of reduced noise warp data or reduced noise warp uncertainty. The warp for at the at least one of reduced noise warp data or reduced noise warp uncertainty is modeled with components including an offset that varies in time and a non-linear distortion that does not vary with time. ... Goodrich Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293311

Temperature control systems

A temperature control system includes a central control system including a central controller that outputs a temperature command signal, and a dc power source configured to output a dc power, wherein the central control system is configured to combine the dc power with temperature command signals to output a modulated power signal on a power line.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170292474

Thrust reverser actuator

An actuator operable to drive a thrust reverser in a gas turbine engine, wherein the thrust reverser comprises first and second translatable sleeves. The actuator comprises a first actuating member moveable so as to translate the first sleeve and a second actuating member moveable so as to translate the second sleeve. ... Goodrich Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170292211

System and method for transport of fibers to/from a circular needle-punching loom

A circular needle loom comprises a bed plate for receiving a transport layer. Engagement members may be disposed proximate to the bed plate, such that the engagement members interface with a positional structure of the transport layer that is used to position and rotate the transport layer around the bed plate. ... Goodrich Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291696

Heat-insulated wheel

Systems and methods for a heat-insulated wheel are disclosed herein. A wheel may comprise a wheel body comprising an outer diameter surface, an inner rim on an inboard side of the wheel body, an outer rim on an outboard side of the wheel body opposite the inner rim, and a heat insulator coupled to the outer diameter surface between the inner rim and the outer rim.. ... Goodrich Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170283077

Pneumatic de-icer with sensor for supercooled large droplet icing detection

A de-icing assembly includes an aircraft with an airfoil. A de-icer is disposed on a leading edge of the airfoil. ... Goodrich Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170283040

Force fight mitigation

A force fight mitigation system comprising: control means configured to provide a position command to each of two or more actuators arranged to position a surface, the position command indicative of a desired position of the actuator relative to the surface; means to detect the actual position of the actuator relative to the surface in response to the position command; and means to determine an offset between the desired position and the actual position and to store a rigging correction based on the offset; wherein, for each actuator, an offset is determined for each of three or more desired positions.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276186

Universal joints

A universal joint comprises an input shaft comprising at one end thereof a first pair of arms and an output shaft comprising at one end thereof a second pair of arms. Respective opposed first pivot pins are provided on the distal ends of the first pair of arms and aligned along a first axis (p1). ... Goodrich Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276183

Torque limiting device

A torque limiting device comprises an input shaft, an output shaft and a machined torsion spring having a first end and a second end. The first end and the second end of the torsion spring are coupled to the both the input shaft and the output shaft, whereby torque is transmitted between the input shaft and output shaft via the torsion spring. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276182

Splined couplings

A splined coupling comprises a radially inner shaft and a radially outer shaft having a cavity for receiving the inner shaft. First splines are provided on a radially outwardly facing surface of the inner shaft. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170275795

System and method for multiple surface water jet needling

A water entanglement system having a first rotatable surface comprises a first water jet which may be configured to water-entangle a preform in situ. The water-entanglement system may comprise a second rotatable surface disposed proximate the first rotatable surface. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170273148

Dies for welding of airfoil de-icer assemblies

A die-welding system for a de-icer assembly includes a die, a die base, a high energy source, and a de-icer assembly. The de-icer assembly includes a first welded-material layer and a second welded-material layer. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170268206

Pressurized potable water system with conformal shape water storage tank

A water supply system includes a water storage tank having a storage tank outlet, the water storage tank configured to store a volume of water at a first pressure. A pressure tank is in fluid communication with the water storage tank and is periodically fillable with water from the water storage tank. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170268141

Methods and systems for forming a fibrous preform

Systems and methods for forming a fibrous preform are disclosed. The method may comprise providing a plurality of needles comprising a barbed needle and a barbless needle and penetrating the fibrous preform with the plurality of needles.. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170268102

System and method for enhancing a diffusion limited cvi/cvd process

A system and method for enhancing a diffusion limited cvi/cvd process is provided. The system may densify a porous structure by flowing a reactant gas around the porous structure. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170268101

Method and apparatus for decreasing the radial temperature gradient in cvi/cvd furnaces

A method and apparatus for decreasing the radial temperature gradient in cvi/cvd furnaces is provided. The apparatus may comprise a graphite susceptor disposed within a vessel. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267601

Solid combustible propellant composition

A combustible solid propellant composition is disclosed that includes an oxidizer of the reaction product under vacuum of potassium periodate and isocyanate, a polymer binder, a plasticizer, and a fuel.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267600

Combustible aerosol composition

A combustible aerosol composition is disclosed including an oxidizer including potassium bromate, a fuel including potassium cyanurate, and a hydrated mineral composition including potassium hydromagnesite.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267595

High temperature oxidation protection for composites

The present disclosure provides a method for coating a composite structure, comprising forming a first slurry by combining a glass frit comprising a first phosphate glass composition with a first carrier fluid comprising an acid aluminum phosphate, wherein the ratio of aluminum to phosphoric acid is between 1 to 2 and 1 to 3, applying the first slurry on a surface of the composite structure to form a base layer, and heating the composite structure to a temperature sufficient to adhere the base layer to the composite structure.. . ... Goodrich Corporation








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