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Actuator device based on a shape memory alloy, and a wing flap assembly fitted with such an actuator device

Invented by: Rosario Pecora
Giugliano, IT

Generoso Iannuzzo
Avellino, IT

Massimo Riccio
Caserta, IT

Salvatore Russo
Quarto, IT

Erika Calvi
Montoro Superiore, IT

Leonardo Lecce
Naples, IT

Silvestro Barbarino
Cicciano, IT

Antonio Concilio
San Nicola La Strada, IT

Salvatore Ameduri
Naples, IT

Originally Assigned to: Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A.
Pomigliano D'Arco, Napoli, IT
[Now assigned to . . .]

Issued:2013-01-08
Filed:2009-07-22
Application No:12507677
Examined by:Ellis; Christopher P

A wing-flap assembly includes a flap made up of a plurality of flap sections, in which each flap section is connected to the preceding one in a rotatable manner, and one or more actuator devices adapted to control the rotation of the flap sections. Each actuator device includes an extended element made of shape memory alloy and an arch-shaped framework made of elastic material, to which the extended element is fixedly connected under tension. Each end of the extended element is fixed to a respective end of the arch-shaped framework. At least one of the actuator devices is connected at one end to the first of the flap sections, and on the other side it is adapted to be connected to a wing structure.

[pdf] U.S. Pat. No. 8,348,201

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