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Robert W Davidson: Pallet coupling apparatus. CFE Air Cargo, August 18, 1981: US04284013 (4 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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Leo Klapperich, Jurgen Graffa: Air cargo pallet. Aluteam Geratebau, Herbert Dubno, February 8, 1994: US05284098 (4 worldwide citation)

An air cargo pallet in which a square or rectangular thin light metal plate is trimmed along its edges by profiles which are riveted to the edges of the plate and have miter cut sections adjoining at the corners. Shear is resisted at the junctions of the miter cut sections by insert parts which are ...


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Carder Frank B, Stumpe Warren R, Frassetto Bruno S, Bell Charles H: Cargo handling. Dorr Oliver Incorporated, April 11, 1972: US3655076 (4 worldwide citation)

An air cargo pallet handling technique utilizing a mobile aircraft loader, pallet dollies having unpowered pallet transfer surfaces, and a dolly-maneuvering tractor having a hitch for side coupling with the dollies, the loader having a powered extractor to operate the transfer surface of a dolly pos ...


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Gregory James Schulze, Wayne Vernon Huseby: Overrideable guide and vertical restraint for an air cargo system. Goodrich Corporation, Womble Carlyle, February 21, 2012: US08118524 (3 worldwide citation)

A centerline restraint includes a conventional center guide/restraint and a pair of a overrideable guide/restraint at either end. Each overrideable guide/restraint is lockable into one of three rotational positions about a common axis: a retracted position, an erect position and an overridden positi ...


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Philip C Whitener: Air-cargo liner. The Boeing Company, Robert W Beach, July 19, 1977: US04036455 (3 worldwide citation)

For increasing the cargo capacity of an airplane of given weight, the cargo space is formed by a plurality of parallel tubes having their lengths extending spanwise of the wing, so that such cargo-carrying space is generally coextensive with the lift-producing airfoil. Auxiliary lift-producing fans ...


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Robert Looker: Air cargo container. Satco, Lyon & Lyon, January 19, 1993: US05180078 (3 worldwide citation)

In order to be able to utilize polycarbonate sheet material as a structural (i.e. stress-bearing) component in an assembly comprising polycarbonate and metal components, as, for example, in a monocoque air cargo container wherein the polycarbonate sheet material is used as the "skin" of the structur ...


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Marc Salzberger: Mid-air cargo relay system. June 27, 2000: US06079664 (3 worldwide citation)

A mid-air transshipment system wherein a cargo carrying, pallet/airfoil is towed by a supply plane. The pallet is roofed by a bi-wing mounted on shock absorbers within its cavity. It trails a cable and a drogue which is speared by the probe of a pursuing aircraft. In coordination with is supply plan ...


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Stefano Gliozzi, Alberto Maria Marchetti: Air cargo yield management system and method utilizing booking profiles and unconstrained demand. International Business Machines Corporation, Ronald A Kaschak Esq, Victor A Cardona Esq, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P C, September 30, 2008: US07430518 (3 worldwide citation)

A yield management method and system for maximising revenue obtained from a given capacity that is offered by a cargo flight. The capacity is defined by the weight and the volume of the freights that may be transported by the cargo flight. A set of historical profiles of the capacity reserved by eac ...


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Kinane Michael Francis, Kinane Anthony Michael, Lawrance Clive Robert: Air cargo containers. Kinane Michael Francis, Kinane Anthony Michael, Lawrance Clive Robert, February 10, 1999: GB2327937-A (3 worldwide citation)

Transportation apparatus comprises an air cargo container (10) having an inclined floor (14) to at least one side of a cargo charge/discharge opening (18), and a collapsible framework (20) that is erectable internally of the air cargo container (10). Elements of the framework (20) have means to prov ...


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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 (2 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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