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Joseph M Colich, Edward Barocela, James Lis: Rotating air cargo delivery system and method of construction. The Boeing Company, Rozenblat IP, August 25, 2009: US07578479 (6 worldwide citation)

A system and method of constructing a system for delivering cargo by airdrop are provided. In short, the system uses rotor blades to slow the descent of cargo dropped from an aircraft. In one example of one embodiment, a frame is secured to a cargo pallet and at least one rotor blade is secured to t ...


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Peter Nicholas Hettwer: Infrared communication system for activating power drive units in an aircraft cargo loading system. Goodrich Corporation, Womble Carlyle, November 13, 2012: US08308107 (5 worldwide citation)

An air cargo loading system also includes a controller, a main control panel and a plurality of PDUs (PDUs), at least the controller and the PDUs being connected by a wired network. Each PDU has a motor, at least one driver roller element coupled to said motor, a light source, a light detector, and ...


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Gregory James Schulze: Coaxially mounted retracting guide and restraint for an air cargo system. Goodrich Corporation, Womble Carlyle, February 23, 2010: US07665938 (5 worldwide citation)

An air cargo device for facilitating the movement and retention of unit load devices on an air cargo deck includes a base member on which are mounted a caster roller, a guide and a restraint. The guide and the restraint are coaxially mounted and together occupy one of three positions: both the guide ...


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Vincent James McGrath, Christopher John McGrath: Wheeled load transporter. McGrath, Young & Thompson, June 6, 2000: US06071063 (5 worldwide citation)

A wheeled transporter for air cargo includes a load carrying platform having rollers, connected at one edge to a power console incorporating a prime mover, and supported at the other edge with unpowered castoring wheels. The transporter is driven by two steerable wheels located beneath the console a ...


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Edward H Dunwoodie: Air cargo container and method for forming side panels thereof. Century Aero Products International, Herzig & Yanny, May 30, 1989: US04833771 (5 worldwide citation)

This invention discloses a cargo container with transparent polycarbonate panels held by inner and outer corner molding strips. The molding strips are press-fitted together, form the corner joints of the container, and retain the panel edge corrugations by internesting the corrugations in a matching ...


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Robert W Davidson: Pallet coupling apparatus. CFE Air Cargo, August 18, 1981: US04284013 (5 worldwide citation)

Coupling apparatus for releasably interconnecting cargo pallets to form trains thereof for transporting exceptionally long cargo usually co-mingled with cargo of more normal dimension. Such apparatus is operative to preserve the trainlike arrangement of such pallets, one to another, throughout movem ...


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Graham John Lawrence Walters, Mark Steven Ford: Cargo containers. Air Cargo Equipment, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, September 24, 2002: US06454112 (5 worldwide citation)

A cargo container includes two tine tunnels disposed at the top of the container, for receiving the tines of a fork-lift truck. The tine tunnels fit between upper and lower header extrusions and a protection plate is provided to protect the container from the fork tines. Lifting the container at the ...


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Avramides Andrew, Henstock Philip: Air cargo containers.. Lite Flite, December 30, 1992: EP0520745-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

An air cargo container comprises a base 1, side walls 2, 3, 4, 5 and a roof 6, the side walls and roof being made of panels of a composite structural sheet material which is capable of sustaining the tensile, compressive and shear loads to be carried by the container, the panels being connected toge ...


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Gregory J Schulze, Gregory A Brekken, LaDell E Papacek: Air cargo centerline restraint system having restraints mounted over floor joists outside the wingbox area for lateral support. Goodrich Corporation, Womble Carlyle, April 12, 2011: US07922431 (4 worldwide citation)

A cargo loading system capable of retaining a pallet along a centerline of a cargo aircraft and outside the wingbox area of the aircraft includes a number of devices. Included among these are first and second centerline end restraints mounted on the centerline, at least one caster panel mounted on o ...


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David Tofflemire: Temperature controlled air cargo container transport dolly. Tofco Industrial, Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker, May 16, 2006: US07043932 (4 worldwide citation)

A temperature-controlled air cargo container transport dolly for use in transporting perishable cargo from an air cargo storage area to an aircraft. In a preferred embodiment, the air cargo container transport dolly comprises a conventional air cargo trailer having a housing structure mounted thereu ...