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Common vacuum header for cvi/cvd furnaces

A common vacuum header for cvi/cvd furnaces is provided. A vacuum system may comprise a furnace environment in fluid communication with a vacuum environment via a common vacuum header. ... Goodrich Corporation

Reusable evacuation system restraint

A releasable restraint for an inflatable slide is disclosed, in accordance with various embodiments. The releasable restraint may comprise a first mating portion having a receptacle. ... Goodrich Corporation

Dual configuration wind curtain for evacuation assembly

An evacuation assembly of an aircraft includes an evacuation slide and a sheet coupled to the evacuation slide. The sheet may be deployable in a wind curtain configuration and a canopy configuration. ... Goodrich Corporation

Dual configuration evacuation assembly

An evacuation assembly of an aircraft may include an evacuation slide and a sheet coupled to the evacuation slide. The sheet may be deployable in a negative lift configuration and a canopy configuration. ... Goodrich Corporation

Light weight variable force restraint

An evacuation system may comprise an evacuation slide configured to be deployed from an aircraft, a first strap coupled to the evacuation slide, a second strap coupled to the evacuation slide, and a releasable restraint extending through the first strap and the second strap. The releasable restraint may comprise a first stem connected to a first bead and a second stem connected to a second bead, wherein a diameter of the second stem may be different from a diameter of the first stem.. ... Goodrich Corporation

Asymmetric yoke

An evacuation assembly may comprise an evacuation slide and a first yoke coupled to the evacuation slide. The first yoke may comprise a first strap and a second strap. ... Goodrich Corporation

Semi-automated lock assembly

A semi-automated lock assembly is provided and includes a housing, a pawl rotatably coupled to the housing to occupy and rotate between retracted and erected positions relative to the housing and a torque generating assembly. The torque generating assembly is secured within the housing and is coupled to the pawl to apply torque assist to an erecting rotation thereof without opposing a retracting rotation thereof.. ... Goodrich Corporation

Dual-stage, pressure-activated, mixed fluid gas shock strut servicing monitoring system

A monitoring system for a dual-stage, pressure-activated, mixed fluid gas shock strut, may comprise a controller, and a tangible, non-transitory memory configured to communicate with the controller, the tangible, non-transitory memory having instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the controller, cause the controller to perform operations comprising receiving, by the controller, a primary chamber temperature sensor reading, receiving, by the controller, a primary chamber pressure sensor reading, receiving, by the controller, a shock strut stroke sensor reading, and calculating, by the controller, an oil volume in a primary chamber of the shock strut. The instructions may cause the controller to perform further operations comprising calculating, by the controller, a number of moles of gas in a primary chamber of the shock strut and calculating, by the controller, a number of moles of gas in a secondary chamber of the shock strut.. ... Goodrich Corporation

Floatation device without pressurized container

A floatation device includes a body transformable between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. A stiffener assembly is movable between a first position and a second position. ... Goodrich Corporation

Veneer panel with thin thermally conductive layer

A veneer panel may comprise a face veneer, a thermally conductive layer, and a backing layer bonded to the thermally conductive layer. The thermally conductive layer may comprise a chemically treated thermally conductive layer. ... Goodrich Corporation

Displacement sensor

A displacement sensor includes a resistive element and a wiper element. The wiper element is separated from the resistive element in a parked mode the wiper element is in sliding electrical contact with the resistive element in a sensing mode. ... Goodrich Corporation

Hoist and winch cable angle sensor

An assembly includes a hoist or a winch, a cable, and a fleet angle sensor. The fleet angle sensor includes a frame disposed around an opening and the cable extends through the opening. ... Goodrich Corporation

Evacuation assembly aspirator

An aspirator may include an aspirator body that defines an annular cavity, a central channel, and an annular slit. Fluid communication between the annular cavity and the central channel may be via the annular slit. ... Goodrich Corporation

Automatic testing of overload protection device in a rescue hoist

An automatic field load check testing system includes a computer communicating with and commanding a rescue hoist. A processor of the computer commands the rescue hoist to wind to build a load on a cable. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180251352

Automatic reversing screw mechanism for cable winding

A level wind mechanism includes a first screw and a second screw extending through a block. A shoe is disposed within the block between the first screw and the second screw. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180251351

Sealed rescue hoist drum bellow system

A rescue hoist includes a cable drum that translates along and rotates around a cable drum axis. The rescue hoist includes various components that are supported on the hoist frame and that extend at least partially through the cable drum. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180251350

Cable break-away safety device

A cable break-away device for a rescue hoist connects a cable to a cable drum of the rescue hoist. The cable break-away device provides overload protection to the rescue hoist by disconnecting the cable from the cable drum when the loads transmitted through cable become excessive. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180251349

Coaxial hoist geartrain cartridge

A drive train for a rescue hoist includes a first stage, a second stage, and a third stage. The first stage receives an input from a motor and the third stage provides rotational power to a cable drum. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180251225

Evacuation slide rotation inducer

An inflatable slide for use in an emergency evacuation system of an aircraft includes a main body having a top surface and a bottom surface and that is configured to inflate in response to receiving a flow of fluid. The inflatable slide further includes a first lanyard coupled to the main body. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180251224

Evacuation system with an extendable head end

An inflatable flotation device includes a main body having a distal end and a proximal end configured to be positioned nearer to the aircraft than the distal end, the main body configured to inflate to provide an evacuation route. The inflatable flotation device further includes an extendable portion coupled to the proximal end of the main body and having a plurality of segments coupled together. ... Goodrich Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180250723

Targeted cleaning in water system components

A self-cleaning component assembly includes a fluid containment vessel, an ultrasonic transducer fixed to a wall of the fluid containment vessel, and a germicidal light source fixed to the component such that germicidal light is directed to an internal cavity of the fluid containment vessel.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180238712

Systems and methods for landing identification

Systems and methods disclosed herein may be useful for use in landing identification. In this regard, a method is provided comprising receiving pulse information over a first time period, wherein the pulse information is indicative of an angular distance traveled by a first wheel, comparing the pulse information to a threshold value, and determining a likelihood of a landing event based upon the comparison. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180237131

Antiskid operation during degraded operation

A braking system may include a controller, a first wheel and a second wheel. The first wheel may be laterally displaced from the second wheel by a first distance. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231205

Led light unit and method of replacing an led light unit

An led light unit, in particular for a passenger transportation vehicle, such as an aircraft, a road vehicle, a ship or a rail car, has a support portion a light source having at least one led, the light source being arranged on the support portion, and a refractive optical element having an inner surface and an outer surface the refractive optical element being attached to the support portion and being arranged over the light source. The refractive optical element has a chamfer portion adjacent the support portion, wherein at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface has at least one chamfer surface in the chamfer portion.. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231204

Ground illumination aircraft light unit

A ground illumination aircraft light unit includes a mounting portion, which is configured for mounting the light unit to an aircraft; a transparent cover, which is mounted to the mounting portion and in combination with the mounting portion defines an interior space of the light unit; and at least one light source, which is arranged within the interior space of the light unit and which is configured for emitting light for illuminating an airfield in the vicinity of the aircraft. The light unit is configured to emit predominantly p-polarized light in a predefined spatial sector; and to emit non-polarized light in an area outside said predefined spatial sector.. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231185

Solenoid valve for inflation system

A method of operating an inflation system is provided. The method includes recognizing that the inflation system is activated or actuated by a user, supplying current to an electromagnet of a solenoid valve of the inflation system such that an armature-valve element of the solenoid valve is moved to an open position, wherein movement of the armature valve element to the open position actuates an actuator housing that in turn causes a normally-closed valve element of a valve housing of the inflation system to open, and ceasing current supply to the electromagnet once the actuator housing is actuated.. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231137

Solenoid valve for inflation system

A valve assembly is provided and includes a valve housing, an actuator housing coupled to the valve housing and configured when actuated to open a normally-closed valve element in the valve housing whereby pressurized fluid is permitted to flow through the valve housing and a solenoid valve. The solenoid valve includes an armature-valve element balanced to remain in a closed position and an electromagnet. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231079

Systems and methods for carbon-carbon materials incorporating yttrium and zirconium compounds

A method of treating a carbon structure is provided. The method may include the step of infiltrating the carbon structure with a ceramic preparation comprising yttrium oxides and zirconium oxides. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180229832

Heat resistant systems and methods for composite structures

A composite structure may comprise a composite core comprising a composite material, and a heat resistant system coupled to the composite core comprising a binder and/or at least one of a heat dissipation material or a thermal barrier material. The heat dissipation material may comprise boron nitride, graphene, graphite, carbon fiber, carbon nanotubes, aluminum foil, and/or copper foil, and the thermal barrier material may comprise montmorillonite, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, silicate glass, mica powder or flake, aluminum oxide powder, titanium dioxide powder, and/or zirconium oxide powder. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224007

Energetic one way sequence termination valve

An energetic one way sequence termination arrangement may comprise a housing, a first inlet in operable communication with the housing, a second inlet in operable communication with the housing, and an outlet in operable communication with the housing. The energetic one way sequence termination arrangement is configured such that the second inlet is blocked from fluidic communication with the outlet in response to a first signal being received at the first inlet before a second signal is received at the second inlet, and the first inlet establishes fluidic communication with the outlet in response to the second signal being received at the second inlet before the first signal is received at the first inlet.. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180223772

Reusable high pressure and high temperature energetic ignition system

An energetic ignition arrangement may comprise a pressure vessel arrangement, comprising a pressure vessel, and an ignition system arrangement. The ignition system arrangement may comprise an ignitor housing coupled to the pressure vessel and defining a sealing aperture, a seal disposed in the sealing aperture, and an electric match extending through the ignitor housing, wherein at least the ignitor housing and the pressure vessel are reusable after the energetic ignition arrangement has been employed in an ignition event.. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180223423

Systems for modifying pressure differential in a chemical vapor process

A process for densifying an annular porous structure comprising flowing a reactant gas into an inner diameter (id) volume and through an id surface of the annular porous structure, flowing the reactant gas through an outer diameter (od) surface of the annular porous structure and into an od volume, flowing the reactant gas from the od volume through the od surface of the annular porous structure, and flowing the reactant gas through an id surface of the annular porous structure and into the id volume.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180222677

Modular standard configuration ballpanel

An aircraft cargo system includes a ball panel assembly having a ball panel and a first enclosure assembly. The ball panel defines a first cutout. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180222586

Lock assembly with rotating inner pawl

A lock assembly includes a pawl body having first restraint surface and a second restraint surface, wherein the pawl body rotates between an extended position and a retracted position, an inner pawl rotatably coupled to the pawl body, wherein the inner pawl is rotated away from the second restraint surface in the retracted position of the pawl body, and a biasing member associated with the inner pawl, wherein the biasing member urges the inner pawl to be aligned with the second restraint surface in the extended position of the pawl body.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180222576

Systems and methods for variable gap wireless power and communication

Systems and methods for tuning power transmission circuits may sweep a power frequency applied to a transmission coil across a plurality of frequencies. The transmission coil may be inductively coupled to a receiving coil and separated from the receiving coil by an air gap. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180222575

Hard-landing detection system

A hard-landing detection system includes a wheel assembly, a shock strut mechanically coupled to the wheel assembly and to landing gear structure of the landing gear assembly, a controller having a processor, and a tangible, non-transitory memory configured to communicate with the processor. The tangible, non-transitory memory has instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the processor, cause the hard-landing detection system to perform operations that include detecting, by the processor, a landing event and determining, by the processor, whether the landing event is hard. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180222457

Independent brake control of a common aircraft gear

A brake control system for a landing gear of an aircraft is provided. The system includes a first control channel for providing brake control signals to one or more brakes on the landing gear, and a second control channel for providing brake control signals to another one or more brakes on the landing gear. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180215592

Method of applying brake to a hoist by electromagnetic means in a permanent magnet motor

Embodiments herein relate to a permanent magnet (pm) motor driven hoist with a motor based electromagnetic brake. The hoist includes a direct current (dc) power source, a pm motor having stator coils and a pm rotor operably coupled to a cable drum with a cable wrapped thereon. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180215370

Brake systems and methods

A hydraulic brake valve system may comprise a valve housing comprising a brake port, a pressure port, a return port, and a valve actuation end; a valve shaft coupled to the valve actuation end, wherein the valve shaft may be comprised at least partially within the valve housing; and an electric actuator coupled to the valve shaft, wherein the electric actuator may be configured to move the valve shaft between a shaft on position and a shaft off position. The hydraulic brake valve system may be configured to pass hydraulic pressure through at least one of the brake port, the pressure port, or the return port in response to a position of the valve shaft.. ... Goodrich Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180215357

Hydraulic park brake system and method

A hydraulic park brake system for an aircraft may include a hydraulic park brake controller having a processor and a tangible, non-transitory memory configured to communicate with the processor. The tangible, non-transitory memory may have instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the processor, cause the hydraulic park brake system to perform various operations. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213606

Carbon allotrope heaters with multiple interdigitated electrodes

A heating element includes an electrode array having first and second interdigitated electrodes. The first electrode is configured to have a first polarity, and the second electrode is configured to have a second polarity. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180210472

Brake pressure reducer valve with input pressure change compensation

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

07/26/18 / #20180208168

Electrically activated park and emergency valve with on-valve manual actuation feature

A valve includes an electrical park valve configured to receive an electrical park signal and to allow hydraulic fluid to flow through a first electrically-controlled channel in response to the signal indicating a parking request, and a main valve configured to receive the hydraulic fluid from the first electrically-controlled channel and to allow the hydraulic fluid to flow to a braking actuator in response to receiving the hydraulic fluid. The valve also includes an electrical emergency control valve configured to allow the hydraulic fluid to flow through a first control channel in response to a request for emergency braking. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180202466

Aspirator system

An aspirator may comprise an aspirator body defining an air channel. An aspirator barrel may have a first aspirator barrel segment coupled to the aspirator body and may have a second aspirator barrel segment. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180201382

Continuously restrained evacuation system

A restraint arrangement for an evacuation system may comprise a first strap configured to be disposed along a length of the evacuation system, and a second strap configured to be disposed along the length of the evacuation system, wherein the first strap is coupled to the second strap, the first strap is coupled to the evacuation system via a first plurality of attachment members along the length of the evacuation system, the second strap is coupled to the evacuation system via a second plurality of attachment members along the length of the evacuation system, and the first strap is configured to separate from the second strap in response to a predetermined load.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180201381

Shock absorbing evacuation system restraint

A restraint arrangement for an inflatable slide may comprise a force releasing member attached to the inflatable slide at at least two locations, and a dampener in operable communication with the force releasing member such that a rate of force applied to the force releasing member is reduced compared to if the dampener was not present.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180201380

Light weight restraint for evacuation slide systems

A releasable restraint for an evacuation system may comprise a first female fastener, a second female fastener, and a center member coupled between the first female fastener and the second female fastener, wherein the center member is configured to separate in response to a predetermined tensile force. The releasable restraint may further comprise a first tape extending from the first female fastener and a second tape extending from the second female fastener. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180201379

Secondary release arrangement for evacuation slide systems

A secondary release arrangement for a releasable restraint may comprise a flexible member in operable communication with a strap attached to the releasable restraint configured to release the strap from the releasable restraint in response to a tensile force in the flexible member exceeding a selected threshold. In various embodiments, the secondary release arrangement may be configured to allow deployment of an evacuation system in the event of the releasable restraint failing to release.. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180201367

System and method for autobraking with course trajectory adjustment

Systems and methods for aircraft autobraking are disclosed. The systems and methods may allow for autobraking in both manned and autonomous aircrafts, and may assist in maintaining a desired course during autobraking. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180201365

Landing gear folding brace with locking actuator

A locking actuator arrangement may comprise an actuator housing defining a retaining cavity, an actuator piston comprising a piston head and a piston rod extending from the piston head, a receptacle body defining a receiving cavity, wherein the receiving cavity is configured to receive at least a portion of the piston rod, and the piston rod is configured to be received by the receiving cavity in response to alignment of at least two coupled links.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195774

Multi-dewar cooling system

A cooling system includes a first dewar configured to house a first optical imaging device, a second dewar configured to house a second optical imaging device, and a stirling cycle refrigerator. The stirling cycle refrigerator can include a compressor, a first expander in fluid communication with the compressor and in thermal communication with the first dewar, and a second expander in fluid communication with the compressor and in thermal communication with the second dewar.. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180194482

Negative lift evacuation slide

The evacuation assembly may include an evacuation slide having a head portion, a toe portion, a longitudinal axis, a top surface, and a bottom surface. In various embodiments, the longitudinal axis extends centrally along a length of the evacuation slide from the head portion to the toe portion. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180194460

Two stage strut allowing low initial compression load

A landing detection system for a landing gear assembly of an aircraft may comprise a moveable member mechanically coupled between an aircraft wheel and a strut piston, wherein the moveable member is in communication with a strut chamber pressure of the landing gear assembly, wherein the moveable member moves relative to the strut piston in response to a first force applied to the aircraft wheel and the strut piston strokes in response to a second force applied to the aircraft wheel.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192476

Combined electro-thermal and pneumatic boot deicing system

A deicing assembly includes a pneumatic deicing apparatus configured for attachment to a leading edge of an aircraft surface, the pneumatic deicing assembly having a plurality of inflatable chambers, and a carbon allotrope heater having at least one sheet of a carbon allotrope material.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187765

Nested bushing arrangement

A nested bushing arrangement is provided. The nested bushing arrangement may maximize bushing retention length in a narrow and/or small joint, and may offer anti-rotation features in the event that the nested bushing arrangement becomes loose. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187561

Erosion strip integrated with carbon allotrope-based deicing/ anti-icing elements

An erosion shield assembly includes an erosion shield, a carbon allotrope heater attached to an inner surface of the erosion shield, and an adhesive layer between the carbon allotrope heater and the erosion shield. The carbon allotrope heater includes at least one layer of a carbon allotrope material.. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180186461

Aspirator

An aspirator may comprise an aspirator body defining an air channel and an inlet. A flow straightener may be disposed at the inlet. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180186460

Additive manufacturing of conformal deicing and boundary layer control surface for aircraft

A multilayer structure for deicing an aircraft airfoil component includes an electrically and thermally insulating bottom layer formed in a defined pattern directly on the aircraft airfoil component, an electrothermal middle layer of electrically resistant heater element arrays formed in the defined pattern on the electrically and thermally insulating bottom layer, and a thermally conductive and electrically insulating top layer encapsulating the electrically and thermally insulating bottom layer and the electrothermal middle layer of electrically resistant heater element arrays. The multilayer structure may be directly applied to the airfoil component by direct writing/additive manufacturing, and may be done with the assistance of a multi-axis robot.. ... Goodrich Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180186455

Restraint assembly for cargo system

A restraint assembly includes a fitting base, a bushing, and a restraint roller disk, according to various embodiments. The fitting base includes a fitting lower surface and a fitting upper surface that is angled relative to the fitting lower surface, according to various embodiments. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180144

Actuator

An actuator is provided with means for controlling whether or not forces are transferred between a cylinder 12 (controlled by a motor of the actuator) and an output shaft 14. The output shaft 14 is located between the cylinder 12 and the control rod 18, 38. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180143

Actuator

A linear actuator comprising: an axially moveable member; a housing within which the axially moveable member is mounted for linear movement relative to the housing; drive means to move the axially moveable member between an extended axial position and a retracted axial position; and one or more springs provided to absorb impact from axial movement of the axially moveable member at the extended axial position and/or at the retracted axial position.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180179031

Clutch for a winch or hoist

A clutch comprises an input shaft, an output shaft and a biasing member. The biasing member is arranged to provide a biasing force that allows torque transfer from the input shaft to the output shaft via one or more input friction plates and one or more output friction plates. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178927

Wing slat actuator disconnection detection

An actuator failure or disconnection detection device for an aircraft leading edge slat comprises a base and a biasing assembly mounted to the base and movable relative thereto. The base and biasing assembly are removably mountable between a fixed structure in the aircraft wing and the slat at an actuator location. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178916

Multi-mode environmental control systems

An environmental control system includes a coolant line for circulating a coolant, a vapor cycle cooler comprising an evaporator in thermal communication with the coolant line configured to cool the coolant, and a ram air cooler system including a ram air cooler, the environmental control system being configured to provide selective thermal communication between the ram air cooler and the coolant.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176993

Electrical conductive resin matrix for cnt heater

A method of making a carbon nanotube heater includes impregnating a dry carbon nanotube fiber matrix with a conductive resin, the conductive resin is made of an organic resin and a conductive filler material. The carbon nanotube heater is lightweight, strong, and maintains appropriate electrical conductivity and resistance for use as a heater.. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176989

Heated floor panels with thermally conductive and electrically insulating fabric

A floor panel assembly includes an insulating layer which protects a sheet heater, first and second structural layers, and a honeycomb layer for support. The floor panel assembly allows for heating of the cabin of an aircraft without mechanical damage to the sheet heater.. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176438

Hdr imaging

The present disclosure generally relates to hdr imaging techniques, and more specifically to hdr imaging techniques for use when a scene is moving. For time delay integration, the same scene location is repeatedly imaged on sequential rows, allowing for different gain values and/or exposure times to be utilized in different rows. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174423

Wearable chemical threat detector

The present disclosure generally relates to chemical threat detection, and more specifically, to a wearable chemical threat detector for an indoor or outdoor environment. In one embodiment, a method for chemical sensing and detection is disclosed. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172827

Adaptive optical sensor for container presence and motion

A unit load device (uld) sensor for detecting presence and movement of cargo within an aircraft includes a light source designed to generate light as pulses with pulse intervals between the pulses and having a source lens designed to focus the light towards a first point that is a first distance away from the source lens. The uld sensor also includes a light receiver having a light detector designed to receive a reflection of the light and a receiver lens designed to focus the reflection of the light towards a second point that is towards the light detector and a second distance away from the receiver lens. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180171657

Canopy support

A canopy support for an inflatable evacuation device may comprise a first canopy support segment and a second canopy support segment configured to fit at least partially within the first canopy support segment when the canopy support is in a stowed state and configured to interlock with the first canopy support segment in an extended position when the canopy support is in a deployed state. The first canopy support segment may include a first interlocking portion. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180170821

Propellant

A propellant may comprise a primary oxidizer having a density of greater than or equal to 2.7 grams per cubic centimeter; a secondary oxidizer having a density of less than 2.7 grams per cubic centimeter; and/or a fuel comprising at least one of zirconium metal, tin metal, titanium metal, aluminum metal, magnesium metal, or a metal hydride. The propellant may be substantially free of lead.. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180170816

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 comprising a first phosphate glass composition, with a primary flow modifier and a first carrier fluid, wherein the primary flow modifier comprises at least one of cellulose or calcium silicate; 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

06/21/18 / #20180170577

Method of operating an aircraft headlight system, aircraft headlight system, and aircraft comprising the same

A method of operating an aircraft headlight system of an aircraft, the aircraft headlight system having at least one headlight, includes the steps of operating the aircraft headlight system in a landing light mode during a descent of the aircraft, with the at least one headlight emitting a landing light output in the landing light mode; operating the aircraft headlight system in a taxi light mode during taxiing of the aircraft, with the at least one headlight emitting a taxi light output in the taxi light mode; and transforming the landing light output into the taxi light output after touch-down of the aircraft by operating the aircraft headlight system in at least one intermediate lighting mode between operating the aircraft headlight system in the landing light mode and operating the aircraft headlight system in the taxi light mode.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180170559

Audio evacuation system readiness indicator

An inflatable flotation device includes an inflatable body configured to be stored in a deflated state and to be inflated in response to an event. The inflatable flotation device also includes a switch attached to the inflatable body and configured to switch from an off state to an on state in response to the inflatable body being inflated at least one of to or beyond a predetermined inflation level. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180170558

Aircraft

The present disclosure relates to an aircraft comprising a passenger module, and also a method of protecting a passenger on an aircraft. The passenger module is configured to be ejected through a skin of the aircraft in response to an ejection command. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180170546

Side roller assembly for cargo handling system

A cargo handling system for restraining a unit load device includes a structural channel having a hollow interior and at least one roller rotatably mounted within said hollow interior. At least one locking mechanism associated with said structural channel is movable to engage the unit load device. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180170545

Adaptive optical sensor for container presence and motion

A power drive unit (pdu) includes a light source configured to generate light as pulses with pulse intervals between the pulses. The pdu also includes a light driver configured to control the light source to generate the light at a desired intensity. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180168003

Carbon allotrope heater material with resistivity ranges suited for aircraft ice protection

A carbon allotrope heating element includes an electrical resistivity between 0.005 ohms per square (Ω/sq) and 3.0 Ω/sq. A heating system includes a component and a carbon allotrope heating element having an electrical resistivity between 0.005 Ω/sq and 3.0 Ω/sq. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180168002

Carbon nanotube yarn heater

A heating element includes a bottom layer, a web consisting of a carbon nanotube (cnt) yarn wherein the web is affixed to a first side of the bottom layer, and an encapsulating layer positioned on the web and the first side of the bottom layer. A method for making a heating element includes providing a bottom layer, inserting a plurality of pegs into the bottom layer such that a portion of each peg protrudes from the bottom layer, weaving a cnt yarn around the protruding portions of the plurality of pegs to form a cnt web, affixing the cnt web to the bottom layer, and encapsulating the cnt web and the bottom layer to form the heating element. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180168001

Adjusting cnt resistance using perforated cnt sheets

One example of a heating element includes a first carbon nanotube (cnt) layer and a second cnt layer. At least a portion of the first cnt layer overlaps at least a portion of the second cnt layer, and the first cnt layer includes a first perforated region having a plurality of perforations. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164436

Object detection system

An in-flight detection system includes a camera mounted to a platform aircraft configured to define a field of regard containing a target aircraft. A lidar system is mounted to the platform aircraft and is configured to continuously scan the field of regard defined by the camera. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180163817

Anti-rotational locking device

An anti-rotational locking apparatus for locking an elongate rotatable element in a particular rotational position with respect to a housing include: a sleeve having an internal profile for slidably receiving therethrough a rotatable elongate element having a portion with an external profile configured to positively engage with the internal profile of the sleeve; a housing; and a locking pin. The sleeve has a flange with a first opening therein and the housing has a second opening therein, the locking pin being insertable in the openings. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180163761

Composite joint assembly

The composite tube may include a body having a longitudinal centerline axis and at least one end portion. The at least one end portion may include a plurality of segments that are angled relative to the longitudinal centerline axis and are circumferentially separated from each other by a plurality of slits. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180163663

Thrust reverser actuation system

A thrust reverser actuation system for a jet propulsion engine for a vehicle, the thrust reverser actuation system comprising: a plurality of hydraulically-driven thrust reverser actuators for actuating one or more thrust reverser components of the jet propulsion engine, each actuator comprising: a hydraulic circuit; and a bi-directional electrically-driven pump configured to pump hydraulic fluid through the hydraulic circuit, wherein the hydraulic circuit and the pump are configured such that the direction of the pump dictates the direction of the actuation of the actuator.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180162522

Non-jamming shrink latch assembly for retractable aircraft landing gear

A non-jamming shrink latch assembly for retractable aircraft landing gear is disclosed. The non-jamming shrink latch assembly may comprise a rod; a hook pivotally coupled to a first rod end of the rod; a lower link having a first lower link end and a second lower link end, wherein the first lower link end is pivotally coupled to the hook; and an upper link pivotally coupled to the second lower link end of the lower link. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180162331

Systems and methods for aircraft emergency and park brakes

Systems and methods for an aircraft emergency and park brake system are disclosed. The emergency and park brake system may comprise an emergency and park brake controller. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180162114

Pressurized reduction of cnt resistivity

A method for reducing the resistivity of a carbon nanotube nonwoven sheet includes providing a carbon nanotube nonwoven sheet comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes and applying pressure to the carbon nanotube nonwoven sheet to reduce air voids between carbon nanotubes within the carbon nanotube nonwoven sheet.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180162077

Reducing cnt resistivity by aligning cnt particles in films

A method for reducing the resistivity of a thermoplastic film containing carbon nanotubes includes connecting an electric power supply to the thermoplastic film containing carbon nanotubes and passing electric current through the thermoplastic film containing carbon nanotubes to heat the thermoplastic film to an elevated temperature and align carbon nanotubes within the thermoplastic film. The thermoplastic film is solid at room temperature.. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160482

Method to create carbon nanotube heaters with varying resistance

A method for creating a carbon nanotube heater assembly includes creating a carbon nanotube heater with varying resistances and attaching the carbon nanotube heater to both carrier and encapsulating materials. Creating the carbon nanotube heater with varying resistances is accomplished by applying a carbon nanotube mixture to a substrate, adjusting the thickness or width of the carbon nanotube mixture, and drying the nanotube mixture.. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160481

Method to join nano technology carbon allotrope heaters

A method of making a carbon nanotube heater assembly for a large area requiring ice protection includes using a connection material to join first and second carbon nanotube heaters. The assembly includes a carrier material and an encapsulating material surrounding the carbon nanotube heaters and connection material.. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156297

Shock strut fluid adjustment assisting system

A shock strut servicing assistance system may comprise a controller including a display, and a tangible, non-transitory memory configured to communicate with the controller. The tangible, non-transitory memory may have instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the controller, cause the controller to perform operations comprising calculating, by the controller, a first fluid level, generating, by the controller, a first datum corresponding to the first fluid level, receiving, by the shock strut, a fluid in response to the first datum, calculating, by the controller, a second fluid level, generating, by the controller, a second datum, and storing, by the controller, a final fluid level.. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180155039

Collapsible aspirator barrel

An aspirator includes an aspirator body having at least one flapper door designed to allow intake of a gas from an environment of the aspirator. The aspirator also includes an aspirator barrel having an end tip, a compressible spring, and a fabric positioned about the compressible spring, and designed to extend in response to receiving the gas and to transfer the gas from the aspirator body to the inflatable flotation device. ... Goodrich Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180155014

Electrically controlled park and emergency valve assembly

An electrically controlled park and emergency brake system is disclosed. The brake system may comprise a brake control module having a shut-off valve in fluid communication with an outboard servo-valve and an inboard servo-valve. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149314

System and method for a heated gas cylinder assembly

Systems and methods for a heated gas cylinder assembly are disclosed. The heated gas cylinder assembly may comprise a cylinder shell and a heat exchanger disposed within the cylinder shell. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149216

Plate assemblies including floating wear linings for multi-disk brake systems and methods for reducing vibration in a multi-disk brake system

A plate assembly for a multi-disk brake system is provided. The plate assembly includes at least one of a pressure plate or an end plate and a floating plate wear liner mounted against the at least one of the pressure plate or the end plate. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142386

System and method for textile positioning

In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to a method for needling a spiral textile to create a needled preform, the method comprising receiving the spiral textile on a bed plate of a circular needle loom, engaging a positional structure of the spiral textile, rotating the spiral textile around the circular needle loom, depositing a predetermined number of layers of the spiral textile on the bed plate, and needling the spiral textile to create the needled preform. Moreover, the present disclosure also provides, in various embodiments, a method for creating a circular needled preform from a spiral textile, comprising attaching sacrificial fibers to at least one of the weft tow and the plurality of warp tows proximate at least one of the inside diameter and the outside diameter, and engaging the sacrificial fibers with an engagement mechanism on a circular needle loom.. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142361

Device for generating oxygen

A device for generating oxygen comprising at least one reaction chamber for housing a composition for generating oxygen, the composition comprising a combination of constituents consisting of at least one oxygen source, at least one ionic liquid, and at least one metal oxide compound, means for maintaining at least one of the oxygen source, the ionic liquid and the metal oxide compound physically separated from the remaining constituents, means for establishing physical contact of the oxygen source, the ionic liquid and the metal oxide compound, and means for allowing oxygen to exit the reaction chamber, wherein the metal oxide compound is an oxide of a single metal or of two or more different metals, said metal(s) being selected from the metals of groups 2 to 14 of the periodic table of the elements, and wherein the oxygen source comprises a peroxide compound.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180141813

Methods using ionic liquids for decomposing peroxides

The present invention relates to a method for generating oxygen, comprising providing at least one oxygen source, providing at least one ionic liquid, the ionic liquid comprising a cation and an anion, wherein the oxygen source is a hydrogen peroxide adduct compound which is at least partially soluble in the ionic liquid, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in a temperature range from −10° c. To +50° c., and the anion is selected from metallate anions, and contacting the oxygen source and the ionic liquid.. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180141812

Method for generating oxygen from compositions comprising ionic liquids

The present invention is directed to a method for generating oxygen comprising providing at least one oxygen source, providing at least one ionic liquid, providing at least one metal oxide compound, wherein the oxygen source is a peroxide compound, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in the temperature range from −10° c. To +50° c., and the metal oxide compound is an oxide of one single metal or of two or more different metals, said metal(s) being selected from the metals of groups 2 to 14 of the periodic table of the elements, and contacting the oxygen source, the ionic liquid, and the metal oxide compound.. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180141811

Compositions comprising ionic liquids for decomposing peroxides

The invention relates to a composition for generating oxygen, comprising at least one oxygen source, and at least one ionic liquid comprising a cation and an anion, wherein the oxygen source is a peroxide compound, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in a temperature range from −10° c. To +50° c., and the anion is selected from metallate anions.. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180141810

Oxygen generating compositions comprising ionic liquids

A composition for generating oxygen, comprising at least one oxygen source, at least one ionic liquid, and at least one metal oxide compound, wherein the oxygen source comprises a peroxide compound, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in a temperature range from −10° c. To +50° c., and the metal oxide compound is an oxide of one single metal or of two or more different metals, said metal(s) being selected from the metals of groups 2 to 14 of the periodic table of the elements.. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180141809

Oxygen generator using ionic liquids

The invention relates to a device for generating oxygen, comprising at least one reaction chamber for housing a composition for generating oxygen, the composition comprising an oxygen source formulation and a ionic liquid formulation, the oxygen source formulation comprising a peroxide compound, and the ionic liquid formulation comprising a ionic liquid having a cation and a metallate anion, means for maintaining the oxygen source formulation and the ionic liquid formulation physically separated from each other, means for establishing physical contact of the oxygen source formulation and the ionic liquid formulation, and means for allowing oxygen to exit the reaction chamber.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180141677

Multi-beam light

An led light system for an aircraft may comprise a first led lamp having a first led array. The first led array may include at least a first led and a second led. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180141669

Aspirator assembly with integrated pressure relief valve

An aspirator assembly for an inflatable device may have an inner housing disposed about an axis with an outlet formed through the inner housing. An outer housing may also be disposed about the axis with a surface of the outer housing covering the outlet. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180141663

Lighting system of an aircraft cabin and aircraft comprising the same

A lighting system of an aircraft cabin includes a plurality of light units disposed at a plurality of locations within the aircraft cabin, wherein each of the plurality of light units includes at least one infrared light source, with an emission of infrared light across the aircraft cabin resulting from an operation of the at least one infrared light source of the plurality of light units.. . ... Goodrich Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180141029

Use of ionic liquids in compositions for generating oxygen

The present invention is directed to the use of an ionic liquid as a dispersant or solvent and as a heat sink in a composition for generating oxygen, the composition further comprising at least one oxygen source formulation, and at least one metal oxide compound formulation, wherein the oxygen source formulation comprises a peroxide compound, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in a temperature range from −10° c. To +50° c., and the metal oxide compound formulation comprises a metal oxide compound which is an oxide of one single metal or of two or more different metals, said metal(s) being selected from the metals of groups 2 to 14 of the periodic table of the elements.. ... Goodrich Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180135686

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

05/17/18 / #20180135240

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

05/17/18 / #20180134628

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

05/17/18 / #20180134398

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

05/17/18 / #20180133908

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

05/10/18 / #20180128331

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

05/10/18 / #20180127298

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

05/10/18 / #20180127297

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

05/10/18 / #20180127296

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

05/10/18 / #20180126485

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

05/03/18 / #20180124874

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

05/03/18 / #20180119747

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

05/03/18 / #20180119743

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

05/03/18 / #20180118567

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 / #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 / #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








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