Device for attachment to a helicopter

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4993665
SERIAL NO

07312051

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Abstract

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Cargo loads are frequently carried by being slung under a helicopter and carried by its cargo hook. One of the problems arising from this type of transportation is that the load is reasonably unstable relative to the helicopter, and its instability precludes certain operations which would otherwise be possible. The invention provides a device that creates the desired stability. There is described a load frame for external attachment to a helicopter by its cargo hook. The frame has a base from the upper face of which radiates a plurality of arms which engage the underside of the skids of the helicopter. By means of a winch mounted on the base, the load frame can be snugged up into a stable flight position beneath the helicopter with the arms firmly engaging the underside of the helicopter skids. There is also disclosed a reel for attachment to the load frame which conveniently can be used to pay out a fire hose or the like from the helicopter in flight.

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Sparling, Fred 122 Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's, Newfoundland, CA 5 70

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Takashima Co., Ltd. (1)
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Haverfield Corporation (1)
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INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY (1)
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* 5086998 Air/sea rescue device 5 1990
* 5417304 Suspending loads from a helicopter 16 1993
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AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (2)
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* 2012/0153,079 ANCHORING ELEMENT AND MOORING DEVICE FOR AN AIRCRAFT 0 2011
 
SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (3)
7954766 System and method for improved rotary-wing aircraft performance with interior/external loads 17 2006
* 2010/0222,993 System and method for improved rotary-wing aircraft performance with interior/external loads 4 2006
8636250 External cargo hook system for rotary-wing aircraft 0 2010
 
SIMPLEX MANUFACTURING CO. (1)
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PRECISION LIFT SER VICES, L.L.C. (1)
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AIRBUS HELICOPTERS (2)
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9718544 Methods and systems for providing aerial assistance 0 2016
9630715 Interaction during delivery from aerial vehicle 0 2016
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