BAE Systems had 24 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. BAE Systems Plc filed patents in Q1 2024 for a system to create buoyancy changes in underwater vehicles using metal bellows, and an energy management system for aircraft with various propulsion systems and redundant control paths for safety critical operations. GlobalData’s report on BAE Systems gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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BAE Systems grant share with future of work as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: High-capacity lightweight variable buoyancy system (Patent ID: US20240025525A1)

The patent filed by BAE Systems Plc discloses a system for creating significant changes in buoyancy in underwater vehicles using edge-welded metal bellows within a pressure vessel. The system includes at least one bellows module with a pressure vessel, a pump, and a valve to control fluid flow, allowing the bellows to contract or expand based on the direction of fluid conveyance. The system can be used for pitch and heave control in underwater vehicles, with the bellows being made from materials like Hastelloy®, Inconel®, titanium, stainless steel, AM350, or 316L.

The variable-buoyancy system also includes sensors to measure bellows expansion, a control module to manage pump and valve operations, and the option to pressurize the bellows using compressed gas. Multiple bellows modules can be used for independent control, enabling precise adjustments for pitch and heave. The system's design ensures that the bellows are edge-welded metal bellows, providing durability and reliability for underwater applications.

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