Control surface for an aircraft

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6349903
APP PUB NO 20010006207A1
SERIAL NO

09784771

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A control surface (152) for an aircraft has a reinforced elastomer surface (154) on a surface of the aircraft and has a perimeter (156) attached to the aircraft. An actuation mechanism (160) moves the reinforced elastomer surface (154) from a first position, substantially conforming to a moldline of the aircraft, to a second position, protruding from the moldline of the aircraft.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE BOEING COMPANYCHICAGO, IL10303

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brase, Jr Lawrence Otto Edwardsville, IL 2 59
Caton, John Harold Edwardsville, IL 2 63
Groeneveld, John David Maryland Heights, MO 3 90
Hobey, Michael James St. Louis, MO 2 63
Jacobs, Jack Howard Glendale, AZ 5 140
Wille, Robert Henry St. Charles, MO 19 434

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