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Textron (NYSE: TXT) is an American industrial conglomerate. Textron includes Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Beechcraft,and other components. It was founded by Royal Little in 1923 as the Special Yarns Company, and is now headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. Wikipedia.


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A system includes nodes deployable across an area and self-forming a mobile ad-hoc network. The nodes include (1) imaging circuitry for capturing an image of a local sub-area based on a triggering event, (2) image-transfer circuitry for partitioning a captured image into sub-images or image segments and transmitting them to other nodes, (3) image-transmission circuitry for transmitting a sub-image from another node on an uplink to a relay such as a satellite. The relay (1) receives transmissions of respective sub-images, in parallel on independent channels, from the nodes via respective uplinks, and (2) retransmits the sub-images to the remote location via a downlink. A central control station at the remote location (1) receives the sub-images from the relay via the downlink, (2) re-creates the captured image by combining the received sub-images, and (3) utilizes the re-created image in a monitoring or control operation of the central control station.


Patent
Textron | Date: 2016-08-19

A cable stripping tool according to some embodiments of the disclosure is provided for making circumferential or ring cut and a spiral cut in the jacket of a cable. A cutting blade of the tool includes first and second blade portions which are integrally formed with each other and are angled relative to each other. In use, after the cutting blade penetrates the jacket, the tool is rotated in a first direction and the first blade portion cuts the jacket to form a ring cut. The tool is then rotated in a second, opposite direction and the second blade portion cuts the jacket to form a spiral cut. Thereafter, the tool is rotated in the first direction and the first blade portion cuts the jacket to form a ring cut. The cuttings by the blade portions are done without disengaging the cutting blade from the cable.


A system includes nodes deployable across an area and self-forming a mobile ad-hoc network. The nodes include (1) imaging circuitry for capturing an image of a local sub-area based on a triggering event, (2) image-transfer circuitry for partitioning a captured image into sub-images or image segments and transmitting them to other nodes, (3) image-transmission circuitry for transmitting a sub-image from another node on an uplink to a relay such as a satellite. The relay (I) receives transmission of respective sub-images, in parallel on independent channels, from the nodes via respective uplinks, and (2) retransmits the sub-images to the remote location via a downlink. A central control station at the remote location (1) receives the sub-images from the relay via the downlink, (2) re-creates the captured image by combining the received sub-images, and (3) utilizes the re-created image in a monitoring or control operation of the central control station.


Patent
Textron | Date: 2017-01-11

A method of making a fragmenting structure for an explosive device includes placing a volume of fragments of a deformable metal material into a press mold, the fragments having sufficient surface adhesiveness to adhere to each other upon being compressed together, e.g., by coating the fragments with adhesive. The fragments are compressed together in the press mold to form the fragmenting structure as a rigid and substantially void-free structure of compression-deformed, mutually adhering metal fragments, the fragmenting structure being sized and shaped for subsequent incorporation into the explosive device. An explosive device includes an explosive charge and a fragmenting structure adjacent to the explosive charge, the fragmenting structure being a rigid and substantially void-free structure of compression-deformed, mutually adhering metal fragments. The structure may have been manufactured by the disclosed method.


Patent
Textron | Date: 2016-10-26

A rope auto spooler is configured to spool rope onto a cable spool. The rope auto spooler includes a frame, a spool mounting and driving assembly rotatably mounted on the frame around a first axis, the spool mounting and driving assembly configured to mount the spool thereon, a guide linearly translatable along the frame along a second axis, the guide being configured to accept rope therethrough, and a drive apparatus to which the guide is operatively coupled, the drive apparatus configured to linearly translate the guide relative to the frame along the second axis.


A multi-warhead munition includes a first cylindrical warhead having a cavity filled with high explosive, and a second cylindrical warhead offset axially from the first cylindrical warhead. The second cylindrical warhead is a transformable, segmented warhead including a plurality of segments each having an outer segment face bounding a cavity of the segment filled with high explosive. The segments are elongated and mounted at one end for rotation away from an axis of the munition to an open position in which the segment faces are pointed in a forward direction for detonation. Rotation may generally be somewhere in a broad range from about 105 degrees to about 170 degrees, obtaining different effects in different sub-ranges. The munition includes first and second detonators for the first and second cylindrical warheads respectively, the second detonator simultaneously detonating the segments of the second cylindrical warhead.


Patent
Textron | Date: 2017-02-21

An air/ground contact logic management system for use with fly-by-wire control systems in an aircraft. The system includes a first sensor configured to provide an output signal to determine when the aircraft is in a transition region. A logic management system is in communication with the first sensor and is configured to receive and process the output signal and classify a mode of the aircraft. A controller receives signal data from the logic management system and communicates with a control axis actuator to regulate a level of control authority provided to a pilot. The control authority is individually regulated within each integrator as a result of the individual landing gear states.


Filler neck (1) for a urea reservoir, having a neck housing (7) defining a first receiving structure for a filler nozzle and a filling channel (9) into a filling tube of the reservoir or directly into the reservoir, said neck housing (7) comprising a top housing portion (11b) with a mouth hole stub (8), a bottom housing portion (11a), and a filling inlet funnel (14), wherein the filling inlet funnel (14) is integrally formed with the top housing portion (11b), the bottom housing portion (11a) includes a second receiving structure for the filling inlet funnel (14), and wherein the filling inlet funnel (14) extends into said second receiving structure of said bottom housing portion (11a).


A handle for a hydraulically driven tool reduces the amount of heat transmitted to the user of the tool as a result of the high temperature fluid flowing through the inner body of the handle. The inner body is formed of a heat transmissive material which has at least one channel through which the fluid flows. The handle has a number of properties which reduces heat transmission to the user, including standoffs, ribs and fastener receiving extensions.


Patent
Textron | Date: 2017-01-30

The invention relates to a method for producing plastics containers from thermoplastics with inserts which, by exploiting the heat of plasticization, are connected during shaping of the plastics container by a material bond and/or interlocking connection to the container wall, wherein the method provides the use of at least one opening on the insert, which opening forms a melt duct or melt inlet and/or melt passage for plasticized or plastic material of the container wall, wherein the method is distinguished in that the opening is monitored as a reference opening by optical and/or sensory means during the production of the connection, wherein the degree of penetration of the opening with thermoplastic from the container wall is used as a measure of the quality of the connection.

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