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Edward A Whalen, Mark I Goldhammer: Active flow control on a vertical stabilizer and rudder. The Boeing Company, Baldauff IP, Michael J Baldauff Jr, July 28, 2015: US09090326 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods described herein provide for the control of airflow over a vertical control surface of an aircraft to enhance the forces produced by the surface. According to one aspect of the disclosure provided herein, the vertical control surface of the aircraft is engaged by active flow cont ...


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Edward A Whalen: Shaping a fluid cavity of a flow control actuator for creation of desired waveform characteristics. The Boeing Company, Hope Baldauff, January 13, 2015: US08931518 (1 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods provide for a flow control actuator having a fluid cavity that is shaped to create periodic waveforms within the resulting resonant actuating flow with predetermined characteristics for actuating a high-speed fluid flow. According to various embodiments, a flow control actuator ...


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James H Mabe, Naveed M Hussain, Edward A Whalen, Frederick T Calkins: Aircraft thermal energy harvesting using rotary shape memory alloy apparatus. The Boeing Company, Fleix L Fischer, August 21, 2018: US10054047

A thermal energy harvesting system employs a hot flow conduit and a cold flow conduit with a flow routing device interruptibly interconnecting the hot flow conduit and cold flow conduit with a flow casing. At least one shape memory actuator (SMA) tube is in fluid contact with the flow casing and fix ...


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Steven F Griffin, Edward A Whalen: Orthotropic bimorph for improved performance synthetic jet. The Boeing Company, Miller Matthias & Hull, January 31, 2017: US09559287

Piezoelectric actuators for synthetic jets and other devices are disclosed having orthotropic piezoelectric bimorphs with increased out-of-plane displacements for greater responsiveness to applied electric fields. In some embodiments, the piezoelectric actuators may include interdigitated electrodes ...


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Edward A Whalen, Steven F Griffin, Marthinus Cornelius van Schoor, Conor Clery: Piezoelectric actuators optimized for synthetic jet actuators. The Boeing Company, Miller Matthias & Hull, October 31, 2017: US09803666

A synthetic jet actuator and a method for optimizing a synthetic jet actuator to meet operating requirements and physical constraints may include estimating dimension and a resonance frequency of an air cavity of the synthetic jet actuator, and using the estimated resonance frequency to the estimate ...


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Steven Griffin, Edward A Whalen, Shawn Haar: Bellows synthetic jet. The Boeing Company, Kwan & Olynick, January 26, 2016: US09243622

A device for generating a synthetic jet is described. The device can include a flap, an actuator coupled to the flap and a chamber including an aperture. The flap forms a portion of the chamber. The flap is configured to oscillate in a flapping motion such that fluid is alternately drawn into the ch ...


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Edward A Whalen: Shaping a Fluid Cavity of a Flow Control Actuator for Creation of Desired Waveform Characteristics. Hope Baldauff Hartman, March 25, 2010: US20100071773-A1

Apparatus and methods provide for a flow control actuator having a fluid cavity that is shaped to create periodic waveforms within the resulting resonant actuating flow with predetermined characteristics for actuating a high-speed fluid flow. According to various embodiments, a flow control actuator ...


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Edward A Whalen, Mark I Goldhammer: Active Flow Control on a Vertical Stabilizer and Rudder. April 19, 2012: US20120091266-A1

Systems and methods described herein provide for the control of airflow over a vertical control surface of an aircraft to enhance the forces produced by the surface. According to one aspect of the disclosure provided herein, the vertical control surface of the aircraft is engaged by active flow cont ...