258 AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING June, 1939 Some Recent Patents of Aeronautical Interest Granted in the U.S.A. 2,137,386 . Controllable Engine Cowling. suitably formed to accommodate the metal of said [C1. 244—121.] (Granted under the Act of March 3, Kenneth Campbell, Radburn, and Philip B. Taylor, fin and portions of the rib of said arbor, and with 1883, as amended April 30, 1928 ; 370 O.G. 757.) Upper Montclair, N.J., assignors to Wright Aero drawing said arbor thereafter. 1. An aircraft body provided with a cabin and nautical Corporation, a corporation of New York. havin g transparent extendable and retractable top Application October 19, 1935. Serial Mo. 45,764. an d side cabin-closure members movable to and 2,138,952 . Auxiliary Wing for Aircraft. Renewed February 19, 1937. 8 Claims. [Class from a position of coincidence with the surface of Walte r Blume, Brandenburg (Havel), Germany, 123-171.] th e body from and to a position of projection beyond assignor of one-half to Arado Flugzcugwerkc th e surface of the body, the top cabin-closure Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung, Branden membe r consisting of hjointed sections movable burg (Havel), Germany, a company of Germany. abou t predetermined axes to provide in the out Application December 6, 1937. Serial No. 178,377. wardl y extended position of the top member a In Germany August 31, 1935. 5 Claims. [Class windshield portion and a roof portion, and means 244-42.] for extending and retracting the said cabin-closure members. 2,143,139 . Hydraulic Automati c Pilot. Bert G. Carlson, Freeport, and Theodore W. Kenyon, Huntingdon , N.Y., assignors to Sperry Gyroscope Co., Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., a corporation of New- York. Application October 23, 1936. Serial No. 107,152. 15 Claims. [C1. 244—78.] 1. In an aircraft, a body, main wings on opposite sides of said body each having a recess along its trailing edge, auxiliary wings one disposed a t th e rear of each main wing, means pivoted to the main and auxiliary wings to guide each of the auxiliary wings for movement from a position within such recess to two other positions, one spaced below the main wing in which the auxiliary wings can move in the 1. The combination with an engine cowl having same direction to act as a camber changing device a front entrance opening, of a disc disposed therein, an d the other in which the front edges of the swinging links guiding the rim of said disc for auxiliary wings are spaced behind the trailing edges approximatel y helical movement, and control means of the main wings and the auxiliary wings can move for effecting said movement. in opposite directions to act as ailerons. 2,137,879 . Supporting Surface for Flying Machines . Joseph Ksoll, Breslau, Germany. 2,142,450 . Aeroplane Empennage. James S. Application February 24, 1936. Serial No. 65,250. McDonnell, Jr., Baltimore, Md., assignor to The In Germany February 26, 1935. 5 Claims. [Class Glenn L. Martin Ccmpany, Baltimore, Md. Appli 244-12.1 cation June 25, 1937. Serial No. 150,247. 4 Claims. [C1. 244—87.] 1. In an elevation control for aircraft auto 1. In combination, an aeroplane empennage com mati c pilots, the combination with servo means prising a stabiliser, a control surface hingedly con for operating the elevator, of a barometric device, I. In an aeroplane wing, a n aileron, a flap mounted nected to the trailing edge of said stabiliser having an auxiliary servo motor, a control device operated in a cavity at the trailing end of the aileron, the a t least one end extending parallel to the direction from said barometric device for controlling said flap and the cavity being of such configuration that of flight, and means closely adjacent to each end auxiliary servo means, a controller for said first- th e flap when in the cavity, the aileron, an d the wing, of said control surface having vertical surfaces named servo means operated in part by said together make up a complete aerofoil, and mecha of sufficiently greater vertical dimensions than the auxiliary servo means and follow-back means nism operatively connecting the flap to the aileron adjacent vertical faces of the control surface to connecting said device and said auxiliary servo for shifting the flap with respect to the aileron, and cover the said vertical faces of the control surface means for maintaining level flight. for varying the angular position of the flap with in substantially all positions thereof for preventing respect to the aileron. spilling of air around the ends of th e control surface, 2,144,135 . Rudder Brake. Ernst Zindel, a t least the means at said first-mentioned end 2,138,127 . Propeller Making. John Squires. Dessau (Anhalt), Germany, assignor to Junkers comprising a fin mounted on said stabiliser closely Hagerstown, Md., assignor to United Aircraft Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke Aktiengesellschaft, adjacent said first-mentioned end and substantially Corporation, East Hartford, Conn., a corporation Dessau (Anhalt), Germany. Application February perpendicular to the span thereof, and a rudder of Delaware. Application June 26, 1935. Serial No. 10, 1937. Serial No. 125,007. In Germany hinged to said fin at a point at least substantially 28,393. 26 Claims. [Class 80-24.] Februar y 29, 1936. 4 Claims. [C1. 244—75.] as far to the rear as the rearmost point of the end of the said control surface adjacent the fin. 1. The method of forming a fin on a metal tubular structure , which comprises internally supporting said structure on an arbor having a rib extending from its periphery, forming a fin from some of the 1. Means for immobilising aircraft rudders during meta l of the wall of said structure by passing the parking, comprising in combination, a rudder latte r while internally supported on said arbor leeking device, a control member near the pilot's between rolls having arcuately concaved peripheries seat, power transmitting means operatively con necting said control member with said locking * The above abstracts of patents granted in the United States device, an organ required to be actuated when are taken, by permission of the Department of Commerce, from the startin g the craft and means for interlocking said Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office. Printed copies of the full specifications can be obtained, price 10 cents each, from the control member and said organ in such manner 2,142,997 . Retractable Cabin Enclosure for Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. tha t said organ can be actuated only after the Arcraft . Harold W. Case, Dayton, Ohio. Appli Except where otherwise stated, the specification is unacompanied locking device has been released. by drawings if none is reproduced. cation May 26, 1936. Serial No. 81,871. 12 Claims.
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Published: Jun 1, 1939