US 9,809,316 B2
Aircraft sill height compensating evacuation system
Drew Hartman, Phoenix, AZ (US); and Jaro Volny, Phoenix, AZ (US)
Assigned to GOODRICH CORPORATION, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed by Goodrich Corporation, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed on Sep. 25, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/866,328.
Prior Publication US 2017/0088274 A1, Mar. 30, 2017
Int. Cl. B64D 25/14 (2006.01)
CPC B64D 25/14 (2013.01) 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An evacuation slide, comprising:
a slide lane;
an extension;
a hinge portion coupled between the extension and a head end of the evacuation slide configured to buckle in response to bearing a weight of at least 50 lbs and in response to a door sill height being less than or equal to a predetermined height; and
a lane diverter coupled to the evacuation slide, the lane diverter configured to contact an exit surface and deform a portion of the evacuation slide in response to the buckling;
wherein the deforming is configured to redirect the slide lane to a side exit of the evacuation slide.