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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener the host of the bullet Today Show for you the inventor entrepreneur and business owner get your daily dose of inspiration to help you make the world a better place today we’re talking about aerospace yet again and this is the last show and a five-part series on aerospace we’re talking by airplanes again and the challenge today for you is looking at an airplane think about last time you run interplay we look out at the wing what did you notice put that in the comments below did you notice any parts moving and can you name what those parts are okay we’ll give you a little a little hint the front part of the wing is called the slat and it moves to extend the front the leading edge of the airplane forward the back of the wing is a series of flaps there’s inboard and outboard flaps that help give the wing additional airfoil coverage to give it more lift and there’s even things called flapper ons that go up and down and provide rotation for the airplane as it moves in the air now looking at patents okay there’s a time to think about when you’re talking about movable and what’s called you know actuated material actual structure that logos on the wing I’ve got here a brand new patent that’s assigned by a company out of the Netherlands Fokker or aerospace they have a flap that in this space obviously the airplanes been around for a long time flaps have been around for a long time they have come over the new type of flap that is rotatable about its Y axis parallel to the wing so in if in effect the flap is able to flip over mid-flight so yes this is a patent that’s about a flippity flap alright well let’s take a look at the claim set yesterday we looked at a amazing new technology regarding jet engine exhaust and lasers okay wild stuff right we’re looking at now I claim set as you can see that which covers almost the entire page right this is over a hundred lines for just the first claim the inventors have had to be so specific because of all the prior art technology that exists well over almost a hundred years now that airplanes have been in design mode and they’ve all needed to have what’s called control surfaces flaps ailerons and of course rudders and elevators as well so that’s why this claim has to be so long have a look at it it’s extremely detailed and so that means that the rights are actually quite narrow remember large claim means narrow scope and narrow valuable valuable ‘ti thanks for listening to the bold today’s show have a wonderful day go big go bold

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About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at