Airplane engine bird strike protection guard

Patent No. 9,689,310

Issued: June 27, 2017
Filed: September 29, 2014
Term Extension: 182 days

Inventor: William Bekoe Boateng (Bronx, NY)

An aircraft engine guard, for protecting an aircraft engine against ingestion of large objects, includes a generally cone-shaped body, a base section of the rear end of the guard body and a dome section at the distal forward end of the guard body, at least three, vertical, peripherally extending walls located between the base and the dome section, with successive ones of the peripheral walls having different peripheral dimensions, peripherally cylindrical, with the dimension increasing from the base toward the dome section. A plurality of air intake openings are defined in and between the peripheral walls with at least one dimensional size which is small enough to prevent having birds from being able to pass through the guard into the aircraft engine.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims benefit of and priority to Provisional Patent Ser. No. 61/989,320 filed May 6, 2014, the contents of which are incorporated herein by reference. 

This patent is related to US patent 9,403,601

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