07097132 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 18 patents.

A fin assembly includes a fin base, a fin tip rotatably connected with the fin base, and means for selectively locking the fin tip in a chosen configuration. A vehicle includes a body defining a cavity therein and defining an opening through a wall thereof, a fin control mechanism disposed within the cavity, and a fin base having an axle extending through the opening and engaged with the fin control mechanism. The vehicle further comprises a fin tip rotatably connected with the fin base, and means for selectively locking the fin tip in a chosen configuration. A method for configuring a fin assembly on a vehicle includes providing a fin tip rotatably connected with a fin base being operably coupled with the vehicle and selectively locking the fin tip in a first position relative to the fin base.

Title
Apparatus and method for selectivity locking a fin assembly
Application Number
10/244323
Publication Number
7097132 (B2)
Application Date
September 16, 2002
Publication Date
August 29, 2006
Inventor
Brian C Baker
Arlington
TX, US
Johnny E Banks
Venus
TX, US
Agent
James E Walton
Daren C Davis
Assignee
Lockheed Martin Corporation
MD, US
IPC
F42B 15/01
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