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Mithra M K V Sankrithi, David W McKenna, Mannon L Wallace Jr, Ronaldo O Cabrera, Gary D Reysa, Gerhard E Seidel, John Yeeles, John Cashman: Airplane ground maneuvering camera system. The Boeing Company, June 18, 2002: US06405975 (148 worldwide citation)

A system for aiding ground maneuvering of an airplane. The system includes at least one camera mounted on the airplane for generating video images of at last one gear with tires, preferably a main or nose landing gear and the surrounding ground. The cockpit of the airplane includes a video display d ...


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Mithra M K V Sankrithi: Truck afterbody drag reducing device. April 2, 1985: US04508380 (67 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to devices which reduce the aerodynamic drag of trucks. This invention provides means for reducing truck afterbody drag, or drag attributable to the trailing edge region of a truck body/trailer box. More specifically, this invention provides means for permitting rear side pane ...


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Usha M Sankrithi, Mithra M K V Sankrithi: Airbag equipped child accomodating device for vehicles. May 30, 1989: US04834420 (46 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a child accomodating device which can be secured in a vehicle. Deployable airbag means are provided for protecting a child accomodated in the device, in the event of an accident involving the vehicle. A typical embodiment features an airbag equipped child's car seat, along wi ...


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Mithra M K V Sankrithi: Electronic maze game. April 16, 1985: US04511143 (43 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an electronic maze game apparatus. The basic invention comprises a display board, optical discrete display elements (such as LCDs or LEDs) forming a grid on the display board, and electronic control for the selective display of the optical display elements so that a maze patt ...


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Mithra M K V Sankrithi: Solar power collection apparatus. April 15, 1986: US04581897 (41 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a solar power collection apparatus, with a plurality of Earth surface supported reflectors (heliostats) which reflect sunlight onto a solar receiver which is upheld in an elevated position by one or more tethered aerostats. Variants of the invention may be sited over land or ...


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Kim G Ohlmann, Mark E Wentland, Richard C Burnham, Mithra M K V Sankrithi, Richard J Mazzone: Aircraft overhead rest areas. The Boeing Company, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness PLLC, June 13, 2000: US06073883 (36 worldwide citation)

A rest area is provided in the crown of an aircraft, above the ceiling of the main passenger cabin. The rest area includes a longitudinally extending aisle having a floor lowered into the overhead bin structure of the passenger cabin, and raised beds accessible from the aisle. The beds can extend lo ...


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Arun A Nadkarni, Mithra M K V Sankrithi: Apparatus and methods for automatically maintaining aircraft track angle. R H Sproule, B A Donahue, April 16, 1991: US05008825 (33 worldwide citation)

There is provided a controller for aiding a pilot to control an airplane's track over the ground. While the airplane is in the air, a lateral control subsystem is provided for automatically holding the aircraft aligned with a desired track angle. Control is initiated when the pilot places the airpla ...


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Mithra M K V Sankrithi, Marlyn E Kyle: Aircraft lower lobe sleeping compartment. The Boeing Company, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, November 28, 2000: US06152400 (30 worldwide citation)

Sleeping units such as bunks or cabins are arranged in a space efficient manner in the lower lobe of an aircraft, accessible from the main passenger cabin by a stairway or elevator. The space efficient arrangement of sleeping units can include bunks extending longitudinally along one side of a longi ...


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Mithra M K V Sankrithi, Joshua B Frommer: Controllable winglets. The Boeing Company, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 29, 2010: US07744038 (29 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing variable geometry winglets to an aircraft are disclosed. In one embodiment, a winglet includes a base portion configured to attach to a wing. The winglet further includes a body portion. In turn, the body portion includes at least one of a deflectable control surfac ...


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Mithra M K V Sankrithi: Apparatus using a balloon supported reflective surface for reflecting light from the sun. Vedanta Society of Western Washington, April 11, 1995: US05404868 (29 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a family of apparatus using a balloon supported reflective surface for reflecting light from the Sun. A basic embodiment of such an apparatus is a light weight, low cost heliostat using a balloon supported reflective surface. Another embodiment is a solar power concentration a ...