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 new patent  Processing tool cleaning using laser ablation

Provided are methods for cleaning processing tools from residue using laser ablation. Also provided are processing tools comprising non-metal base portions and protective optical layers that cover and shield these base portions from laser ablation. For example, a protective optical layer may reflect a laser beam used for ablating the... The Boeing Co

 new patent  3d printing of an object from powdered material using pressure waves

A system includes a chamber to receive a powdered material to be used to form an object. The system includes actuators coupled to the chamber. The actuators apply pressure waves to the powdered material in the chamber. The system also includes a controller to activate a plurality of the actuators... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Assembly of an aircraft structure assembly without shimming, locating fixtures or final-hole-size drill jigs

A method is provided for assembling an aircraft structure assembly composed of a plurality of sections, and doing so without use of any shimming, locating fixtures or final-hole-size drill jigs. The method includes supporting the first and second frame sections on respective adjustable supports, and positioning the interconnecting frame section... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Method and compliant robotic end-effector

A method and apparatus for performing an operation on a workpiece using a multi-axis compliant end-effector for attachment to a robotic device. The end-effector is positioned at a nominal location of a workpiece feature on which the operation is to be performed. The end-effector is passively aligned with the workpiece... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Wicking moisture control apparatuses and methods of using same

A moisture control apparatus for use with a structure within an aircraft fuselage, the structure including an upper surface, the apparatus comprising: a moisture absorbing layer including a moisture absorbing material, the layer including a leading edge, a trailing edge, side edges, an upper surface, and, a lower surface; and,... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Moisture control apparatuses and methods of using same

A moisture control apparatus for use with a structure within an aircraft, the structure including an upper surface, the moisture control apparatus comprising: a moisture absorbing layer including a moisture absorbing material, the layer including a leading edge, a trailing edge, side edges, an upper surface, and, a lower surface;... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Galley footstep systems and methods

A compartment door of a galley within an internal cabin of a vehicle (such as an aircraft) includes a front panel having a front outer surface, and a footstep system secured to the front panel. The footstep system is moveable between a retracted position and an extended support position. The... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Controlling airloads on aircraft folding wing tips

Example apparatus and methods are disclosed herein for moving control surfaces on an aircraft wing to control airloads during a wing tip folding operation (from a folded position to an extended position or from an extended position to a folded position). An example method includes determining a position of a... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Inflatable propeller

A method and apparatus for controlling movement of an aircraft. An aerodynamic function desired for controlling the movement of the aircraft at a particular altitude is identified. The aerodynamic function identified is part of a group of aerodynamic functions used to control the movement of the aircraft at a number... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Systems and methods for containing ignition within a battery housing

A battery housing including a plurality of side walls oriented to define an interior, and at least one partition that subdivides the interior into at least a first battery compartment and a second battery compartment. The at least one partition defines a flame arrestor configured to provide fluid communication between... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Composite panel tool

A method and apparatus for holding a panel. A rigid frame is secured on an aircraft on a rework area on the aircraft. A carrier is attached to the rigid frame. The panel is held on the carrier and the carrier moves the panel about a plurality of axes. The... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Composition for inhibiting corrosion

The present disclosure is directed to the agents, compositions, and methods for inhibiting corrosion in various substrates, for example in metal substrates. The compositions for inhibiting corrosion comprise at least one organic heterocyclic compound and at least one metal salt or mixed metal salt selected from rare earth, alkali earth... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Apparatus and methods to deploy a fluid flow channel

Apparatus and methods to deploy a fluid flow channel are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a first loop coupled to an outside surface of a vehicle via a first fastener, a second loop coupled to the vehicle and disposed a distance from the first loop, and a flexible material... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Panel fastening system

A fastening system for joining a first composite sandwich panel and a second composite sandwich panel comprising a cam assembly and a stud receiving assembly. The cam assembly is configured to be positioned within a first hole extending through a thickness of a first composite sandwich panel. The cam assembly... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Three-dimensional gap measurement systems and methods

An electronic feeler gauge (110) comprises a sensor blade (112), a transmitting system (120), and a receiving system (124). The sensor blade (112) comprises transmission induction coils (114), reception induction coils (116), and measurement sites (118), spaced in two dimensions about the sensor blade (112). Each of the measurement sites... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Three-dimensional gap measurement systems and methods

An electronic feeler gauge (110) comprises a sensor blade (112), a transmitting system (120), and a receiving system (124). The sensor blade (112) comprises transmission induction coils (114), reception induction coils (116), and measurement sites (118), spaced in two dimensions about the sensor blade (112). Each of the measurement sites... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Model-based definition for machining aircraft parts

A method of manufacturing an aircraft part for an assembly includes creating a 3D geometry model for an aircraft part having surface features and holes represented by the 3D geometry model and sized to nominal dimensions. The method includes generating a NC machining program directly from the 3D geometry model,... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Inference and interpolation of continuous 4d trajectories

The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for determining a four-dimensional (4D) trajectory of an aircraft without requiring aircraft performance data or meteorological data. The techniques can include: detecting a plurality of 4D aircraft states of the aircraft, determining, for each of a plurality of pairs of adjacent... The Boeing Co

 new patent  System and wireless communications using an adaptable diamond phased array antenna system

An antenna system includes an array of radiating elements forming a diamond shape. The diamond shape includes a first axis and a second axis. The diamond shape is oriented with the first axis aligned with a reference plane shared by a plurality of airborne communications relay platforms. The diamond shape... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Systems and methods for a dual function inrush limiting circuit

Systems and methods are provided for a dual function inrush limiting circuit (ILC). The systems and methods may include a level shift circuit (LSC). The LSC may include a Zener diode, a block diode and a capacitor. The Zener diode being in anti-series with respect to the block diode. The... The Boeing Co

 new patent  System and establishing a free space optical link without gimbaled optics

A method and system for establishing a free space optical link that includes creating a first link between a first vehicle and a second vehicle and pointing a laser from the first vehicle to the second vehicle. The method includes steering the laser in a spiral pattern and recording a... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Single e-probe field aperture coupler

A temporary microwave horn antenna coupling device is configured for collecting or injecting quantifiable samples of RF energy. The device comprises single electric field probe mounted at the radiating aperture of a radiating payload. The electric field probe can be oriented at 45 degrees to the horizontal and vertical electric... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Single e-probe reduced aperture waveguide coupler

A temporary microwave horn antenna coupling device is configured for collecting or injecting quantifiable samples of RF energy. The device comprises a reduced and highly matched radiating aperture, and a waveguide mounted single electric field probe. The electric field probe can be oriented at 45 degrees to the horizontal and... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Telecommunications apparatus and methods

A method for managing a wireless communications system may include the steps of: (1) requesting wireless communication links between a plurality of user terminals and an airborne communications relay terminal, (2) designating one of the plurality of user terminals as a primary user terminal to make a direct communication with... The Boeing Co

Methods and systems for plasma cleaning a container using a magnet

An example method for plasma cleaning a container includes generating plasma flowing within the container, applying a magnet to an exterior surface of the container causing the plasma within the container to be attracted to the magnet, and moving the magnet in a motion over the exterior surface to control... The Boeing Co

Debris collection for a milling process

A debris removal apparatus for a milling machine. In one embodiment, the debris removal apparatus includes a hollow, cylindrical suction member that attaches to a tool shaft which holds an end mill to rotate with the tool shaft. The debris removal apparatus further includes a nonrotating canister that applies a... The Boeing Co

Actuated print head assembly for a contoured surface

An applicator assembly for treating a contoured surface including an attachment frame configured to secure and position an applicator head. In some embodiments, the applicator head is configured to apply a surface treatment to the contoured surface. The applicator assembly further includes, at least one sensor operatively coupled to the... The Boeing Co

Walking robot

A method and apparatus for a walking robot. A first end effector connected to a first end of a robotic arm is moved relative to a surface of a structure and away from a second end effector connected to a second end of the robotic arm. The first end effector... The Boeing Co

System and transporting methane

A methane transportation system is provided. The system may include a methane source configured to dispense methane at a first location, and an underwater vehicle. The underwater vehicle may include a propulsion system configured to transport the underwater vehicle underwater from the first location to a second location and a... The Boeing Co

Aircraft wings, aircraft, and related methods

Aircraft wings, aircraft, and related methods. Aircraft wings include a spoiler constructed substantially of a monolithic structural body with an upper side that defines a portion of an airfoil surface of an aircraft wing. The monolithic structural body further includes a lower side, opposite the upper side, that includes a... The Boeing Co

System and correcting wing twist of an aircraft

A system which includes a first light beam locating sensor associated with a first position to be located on a wing of an aircraft. The first light beam locating sensor senses a first light beam at an identifiable position on the first light beam locating sensor. A processor is configured... The Boeing Co

Privacy partition, system and method

A privacy partition having a frame covered in fabric having a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration that defines a perimeter. The privacy partition include a first connector that selectively connects a portion of the privacy partition to a portion of a seat. The first connector may connect the privacy... The Boeing Co

Modular environmental control chamber

An example modular environmental control chamber (MECC) includes an outer chamber formed by an outer chamber housing section enclosing an outer face of a section of fuselage and an inner chamber formed by an inner chamber housing section enclosing an inner face of the section of fuselage. An outer chamber... The Boeing Co

Real time aircraft stress monitoring system

A method and apparatus for an aircraft monitoring system. The aircraft monitoring system comprises targets associated with the wing of the aircraft, a camera system and a monitor. The camera system is configured to generate images of the targets on the wing during operation of the aircraft. The monitor is... The Boeing Co

Methods and devices for light distribution in an aircraft, and aircraft including such devices

Lighting components for illuminating an aisle portion of a cabin floor of an aircraft, and aircraft and passenger seats for an aircraft including the same are disclosed. Said lighting components are configured to illuminate at least a portion of the aisle, between adjacent passenger seats positioned on either side of... The Boeing Co

04/12/18 / #20180099766

Artificial gravity system with a unibody rotating structure that rotates about a stationary structure

A habitation module that provides an artificial gravity environment. In one embodiment, the habitation module includes a stationary structure and a rotating structure that rotates about an axis in relation to the stationary structure. The rotating structure includes a cylindrical body that is substantially hollow and closed at both ends,... The Boeing Co

04/12/18 / #20180100743

Computer-implemented method and a system for guiding a vehicle within a scenario with obstacles

A method and a system for guiding a vehicle from a source to a target within a scenario with obstacles are disclosed. The source is established as a starting point and a subpath to the target is computed. When an obstacle is detected that crosses the computed subpath, a plurality... The Boeing Co

04/12/18 / #20180100781

Apparatus and method to detect aircraft wing deflection and twist during flight

A monitoring system for an aircraft which includes a laser secured to a fuselage of the aircraft and a laser beam target device secured to a wing of the aircraft, wherein the laser is positioned to emit a laser beam onto the laser beam target device for ascertaining a deflection... The Boeing Co

04/12/18 / #20180100790

Load path status detection system

A load path status detection system comprising a primary fastener, a load sensor, a primary structural link, and a secondary structural link. The primary fastener extends through the primary structural link. The load sensor is associated with the primary structural link. The primary structural link carries a load when a... The Boeing Co

04/12/18 / #20180101160

Surface based hole target for use with determining a position and a vector of a hole formed in a workpiece

In examples, systems for determining a position and a vector of a hole formed in a workpiece based on scanned data of the workpiece are described. The system includes a target for coupling to the hole formed in the workpieced, a scanner for projecting a light pattern onto the target... The Boeing Co

04/12/18 / #20180101932

System and upsampling of sparse point cloud for 3d registration

A method for three-dimensional point cloud registration includes generating a first upsampled three-dimensional point cloud by identifying at least one missing point in the three-dimensional point cloud, determining an intensity of neighboring pixels filling the at least one missing point in the three-dimensional point cloud with a filler point using... The Boeing Co

04/12/18 / #20180101996

Aircraft maintenance program bridging systems and methods

An aircraft maintenance bridging system and method are configured to determine at least one transition option that transitions one or more aircraft from a current maintenance program schedule to a new maintenance program schedule. The aircraft maintenance bridging method includes analyzing the current maintenance program schedule and the new maintenance... The Boeing Co

04/12/18 / #20180102718

Multiple electromechanical actuator control system

A system for controlling multiple actuators that are attached to a structure for moving and positioning the structure include a magnetic flux sensor in a motor of each actuator. The magnetic flux sensor senses a magnetic flux in an associated motor and generates an electrical signal that corresponds to the... The Boeing Co

04/12/18 / #20180102967

Cascaded redundancy architectures for communication systems

An example redundancy architecture is described that includes a plurality of nominal RF paths, a plurality of spare input RF paths, a controllable input switching system, a plurality of spare output RF paths, and a controllable output switching system. The controllable input switching system is configured to selectively link any... The Boeing Co

04/12/18 / #20180103554

Systems and methods for providing electrical signals to electrical devices within an interior cabin of a vehicle

A vehicle include an interior cabin including a plurality of structural components, a plurality of electrical devices within the interior cabin, a power supply, and an electrical signal distribution system mounted to at least one of the plurality of structural components and electrically coupled to the power supply and the... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180093428

System and making pin reinforced sandwich panel and resulting panel structure

A system for forming a structural member which includes a first collimated light source and a reservoir containing a volume of photo-monomer resin wherein the first collimated light source is positioned spaced apart from the photo-monomer resin. The system further includes a first face sheet structure defining at least one... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180093431

Advanced variable radius laminated composite radius filler

A composite radius filler include a base portion and a tip portion. The base portion is formed of composite plies varying in overall width along an overall lengthwise direction and defining a variable cross-sectional shape of the base portion along the lengthwise direction. The base portion includes at least one... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180093445

Decorative laminates including thermoplastic ink layers and related methods

Decorative laminates including thermoplastic ink layers and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a reinforcing layer to provide a rigidity to a decorative laminate, thermoplastic ink applied to the reinforcing layer to form a decorative pattern of the decorative laminate, and a film layer coupled to the thermoplastic... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180093446

Non-crimp fabric and manufacturing

A non-crimp fabric includes a non-crimp layup of one or more non-crimp layers, each one of the non-crimp layers is formed of tows arranged parallel to each other, a nonwoven fabric that includes a nonwoven fabric layer engaged to an outer non-crimp layer of the non-crimp layup, the nonwoven fabric... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180093750

Puffing propulsion for super pressure balloons

Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for a super pressure balloon puffing propulsion system that provides for directional control of the balloon. In one example, a system includes a lift gas envelope and a ballonet coupled within the lift gas envelope. The system also includes... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180093772

Systems and methods for wirelessly transmitting electrical signals to an overhead stowage bin assembly of a vehicle

A vehicle includes an internal cabin, and a system for wirelessly transmitting electrical signals between a first component and a second component within the internal cabin. The system includes a first circuit including a first coil secured to the first component. The first coil is electrically connected to one or... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180094445

Landing gear platform

A landing gear platform is positionable between rearward and forward tires on one side of an aircraft landing gear and rearward and forward tires on the opposite side of the aircraft landing gear. The platform includes a pair of chocks that engage between the rearward and forward tires on the... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180094622

High stiffness shape memory alloy actuated aerostructure

A shape memory alloy (SMA) actuated aerostructure operable to dynamically change shape according to flight conditions is disclosed. Deformable structures are actuated by SMA actuators that are coupled to face sheets of the deformable structures. Actuating the SMA actuators produces complex shape changes of the deformable structures by activating shape... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180094623

Bi-directional rotary shape memory alloy element actuator assemblies, and systems and methods including the same

Rotary actuator assemblies, wind tunnels including the same, and associated methods are disclosed. A rotary actuator assembly includes a rotary element and a rotary actuator with a shape memory alloy element. The rotary actuator is configured to generate a first torque and a second torque in opposing rotary directions to... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180094903

Autonomous flight termination system and method

An autonomous flight termination system for terminating vehicle flight after the vehicle is launched from an aircraft includes a global positioning system (GPS) receiver; a termination unit selected from a cut-off switch connected to terminate vehicle flight when actuated, and a switch connected to detonate an explosive on the vehicle;... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180094915

Digital image correlation pattern application with aspirated ink

A system for strain testing employs an ink aspiration system adapted to apply a stochastic ink pattern. The stochastic pattern is applied to a test article and a test fixture receives the test article. A digital image correlation (DIC) imaging and calculation system is positioned relative to the test article... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180095928

Mobile computing device and transmitting data therefrom

A mobile computing device is provided. The device includes a first port having a pinout configuration that is configured to support at least one data format, a data source configured to provide data of a second data format that is different from the at least one data format, and a... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180096610

Stereo camera system for collision avoidance during aircraft surface operations

A collision avoidance system comprises a pair of video cameras mounted to a vertical stabilizer of the aircraft, a machine vision processing unit, and a system to inform the pilots of a potential collision. The machine vision processing unit is configured to process image data captured by the video cameras... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180096785

Superconducting air core inductor systems and methods

Provided is a low-weight, high-efficiency inductor design for use with or in electrical power equipment, such as inverters. A toroidal power inductor includes a support structure comprising an outer shell, an inner shell, and one or more coolant channels formed therebetween, a plurality of conductors wrapped around and supported by... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180097271

Simplification of complex waveguide networks

An improved system for simplifying a complex waveguide network in a satellite system is described herein. A waveguide network device may be configured with at least two housing portions attached together. This enables the waveguide network device to receive an arbitrary number of waveguide routes and output the routes in... The Boeing Co

04/05/18 / #20180098141

Apparatuses and methods for acoustically exciting a face panel of a stowage bin inside a vehicle

A media system 100 for vehicle 102 having chassis 104 comprises electroacoustic transducer 114, integrated into face panel 108 of stowage bin 110 inside vehicle 102. Stowage bin 110 comprises mounting structure 112 that is stationary relative to chassis 104 of vehicle 102. Interior 130 of stowage bin 110 is... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180084956

Hand drying systems and methods

A hand drying system and method for a lavatory includes a blower housing that includes a blower that is configured to generate airflow within an air chamber. An exhaust vent is configured to be secured to the lavatory. The exhaust vent defines an air outlet. A conduit includes a first... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180085611

Fall protection apparatus and method

A system and method for restraining movement using a first adapter and a second adapter. The first adapter includes a first body, a first engagement component connected to the first body, and a first fastening component configured to fasten to a first attachment point of an aircraft. The second adapter... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180085792

System and high speed fod detection

A system for the detection of foreign object debris material on a surface of a composite part being manufactured. A platform is configured to move over the surface. A thermal excitation source is fixed to the platform and configured to direct infrared radiation across the surface. An infrared camera is... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180085860

Flexible and local laser shroud

Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for a flexible and local laser shroud that conforms to a contoured work surface and confines laser light energy from a laser end effector to the work surface. In one example, a system includes a laser end effector coupled... The Boeing Co

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03/29/18 / #20180085877

Method and centralized compliance, operations and setup of automated cutting tool machines

A system and method for cutting at least one of a plurality of features in a workpiece with at least one of a plurality of cutting tools controlled by at least one of a plurality of cutting tool machines is disclosed. The method receives process information describing cutting parameters from... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180085878

Method and monitoring automated drilling processes

A system and method for mapping the cutting of a plurality of features in a three dimensional workpiece with a plurality of cutting tools controlled by a plurality of cutting tool machines according to process information is disclosed. The method comprises receiving the process information describing cutting parameters the plurality... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180085883

Grinding booth assembly and grinding a work piece

A portable booth assembly for receiving a work piece to facilitate working on a work area of the work piece including a housing and an inner core disposed within an interior area of the housing is provided. The portable booth assembly includes an aperture that is formed in the housing... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180085992

Method and system for forming masks

A method and apparatus for protecting a structure. The method comprises identifying an exterior shape of the structure; generating a model of a mask based on the exterior shape of the structure; and forming the mask using a three dimensional printer based on the model.... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180086429

Airfoil-shaped body having composite base skin with integral hat-shaped spar

An airfoil-shaped body (such as a wing or a flight control surface) comprising a base assembly made of composite material, which base assembly in turn comprises a base skin and one or more hat-shaped spars integrally formed with the base skin. The airfoil-shaped body further comprise a close-out skin that... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180086430

Process and machine for reducing a drag component of a horizontal stabilizer on an aircraft

A process and a machine for improving a performance of a particular model of an aircraft, via reducing a size of a horizontal stabilizer for the particular model of the aircraft, the process comprising augmenting a nose-up moment, for the particular aircraft model, provided by a reduced horizontal stabilizer for... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180086431

Process and machine for reducing a drag component of a horizontal stabilizer on an aircraft

A process and a machine for improving a performance of a particular model of an aircraft, via reducing a size of a horizontal stabilizer for the particular model of the aircraft, the process comprising augmenting a nose-down moment, for the particular aircraft model, provided by a reduced horizontal stabilizer for... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180086463

System and deployment of an aircraft weapons system

A device for mounting a weapon system to an aircraft includes an adaptor to couple to an internal structure of the aircraft. The device also include a gun mount and a deployment system. The deployment system is coupled to the adaptor to the gun mount and is configured to move... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180086473

Nacelle fan cowl tangential restraint

Systems and methods are provided for an aircraft propulsor with a fan cowl with one or more tangential restraints. The tangential restraints may be configured to contact one or more tangential receiving portions of a fixed portion of the aircraft propulsor. The fan cowl may receive a load that may... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180086479

Electric charge dissipation system for aircraft

A method and apparatus comprising a first composite layer and a second composite layer in which the second composite layer is associated with the first composite layer. The first composite layer and the second composite layer form a structure. The second composite layer has a conductivity configured to dissipate an... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180086639

Recovery of fibers from fiber reinforced polymers with lewis bases

A composition comprising a Lewis base containing depolymerization liquid and methods of using the Lewis base depolymerization liquid to depolymerize the polymer component of fiber reinforced polymers to form free fibers.... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180087162

Corrosion resistant surface treatment and primer system for aluminum aircraft using chromium-free inhibitors

An article includes a substrate; a first corrosion protection layer disposed on the substrate; and a second corrosion protection layer disposed on the first corrosion protection layer. The first corrosion protection layer includes a sol-gel composition and the second corrosion protection layer includes a polyurethane composition. At least one of... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180087474

Dual turn thrust reverser cascade systems and methods

Systems and methods are provided for a thrust reverser system with a straight vane thrust reverser cascade. The thrust reverser system may also include a blocker door and a turning door. The blocker door may divert air flowing within a bypass flow path of the aircraft propulsor to flow through... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180087851

Valve system

A valve system comprises a plurality of motors and a plurality of valves. The plurality of motors is formed from a printed circuit board. The plurality of valves is actuated by the plurality of motors.... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180088013

Self contained load frame for in-situ inspection

A load frame for applying a tensile load to a test sample during a test or measurement includes a first gripper for gripping a first end of the test sample, a second gripper for gripping a second end of the test sample, and a tensioner for applying the tensile load... The Boeing Co

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03/29/18 / #20180089247

Flight management system updates

An improved system for updating a flight management system of an aircraft is described. A flight management system is configured to execute an operation. The flight management system can comprise a storage device storing thereon a database. The database is configured to store data usable by the flight management system... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180089390

Method and system for tuning a musculoskeletal model

A computer-implemented method and system for modifying a musculoskeletal model is provided. Test data for a set of ergonomic tests performed by a number of test subjects fitting a profile is obtained. A number of muscle parameters for a number of muscles in the musculoskeletal model are adjusted using the... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180089558

Signal removal to examine a spectrum of another signal

A method for removing an extracted RF signal to examine a spectrum of at least one other RF signal includes receiving a mixture signal by an ADC. The mixture signal includes a plurality of separate signals from different signal sources. The mixture signal is digitized by the ADC. A first... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180090669

Anisotropic piezoelectric device, system, and method

A micro electromechanical (mem) device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a shaped carbon nanotube with a first end and a second end. The first end of the shaped carbon nanotube is conductively connected to the first electrode and the second end is conductively connected to the second... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180091226

Communication systems and methods

In an example, a method of communication includes receiving a data set comprising a plurality of data items, and analyzing the data set to determine a plurality of distinct data values of the plurality of data items. The method also includes associating, based on the analysis of the data set,... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180091797

Apparatus and compensating for relative motion of at least two aircraft-mounted cameras

A method is provided of compensating for variations in distance and orientation between first and second wing-mounted cameras of an aircraft due to flexing of at least one aircraft wing. The method comprises determining a first distance and orientation between the first wing-mounted camera and the second wing-mounted camera during... The Boeing Co

03/29/18 / #20180092256

Fabrication of ceramic matrix composites with carbon nanotubes and graphene

Systems and methods are provided for fabrication of a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material with carbon nanotubes and graphene. One embodiment is a method for forming a ceramic matrix composite structure. The method includes providing a mixture of carbon nanotubes, graphene, and silicon carbon nitride, heating the mixture to bond... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180078101

Hand dryer having managed air flow

A method and apparatus for drying objects in low-volume enclosed spaces is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus is a hand dryer that comprises a dryer cavity including an input port, an exhaust port, and an opening for insertion of a hand having moisture thereon, an air channel, pneumatically coupling... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079110

Reinforced bladder

A method and apparatus for a reinforced bladder are provided. The reinforced bladder comprises a bladder with a cross-sectional shape formed of a polymeric material and a number of reinforcements. Each of the number of reinforcements covers only a portion of the cross-sectional shape such that part of the cross-sectional... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079115

Vacuum port base

A vacuum port base comprises an upper face, a lower face, a first channel, and a second channel. The upper face is configured to interface with a vacuum port. The lower face is configured to interface with a surface of a tool. The first channel formed in the lower face... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079156

Method of positioning a braided fibre sleeve

A method of positioning a braided fibre sleeve relative to a tool surface, the braided fibre sleeve comprising a longitudinal axis and biaxially oriented tows arranged at acute angles relative to the longitudinal axis, the method comprising; applying tension to a plurality of axial threads disposed along the longitudinal axis,... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079172

Method for promoting electrical conduction between metallic components and composite materials

A method for promoting electrical conduction between metallic components and composite materials. A composite body is coated with an adhering layer comprising a conductive material, and a metallic component is electrically connected to the conductive material of the adhering layer, when the metallic component is coupled to the composite body.... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079481

Mounting member with anti-rotation bushings

A mounting member for a vehicle, the mounting member including a mounting member body having a longitudinal axis, at least one static opening extending through the body transverse to the longitudinal axis, and at least one blind listener bushing, each blind fastener bushing having a bushing body and a blind... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079494

Aircraft landing gear, aircraft, and related methods

An aircraft landing gear structure includes a strut assembly configured to transition between a compressed configuration, an extended configuration, and a retracted configuration. The strut assembly has a compressed length, an extended length, and a retracted length, such that the compressed length and retracted length are less than the extended... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079511

Turbofan engine fluid ice protection delivery system

Method and system to deliver anti-ice fluid to an ice prone surface using a pressurized tank pressurized with engine bleed air. The method and system further uses an eductor to evacuate anti-ice fluid such that the anti-ice fluid's unwanted leakage is eliminated or reduced. The method and system further measures... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079512

Fluid ice protection system flow conductivity sensor

Method and system to sense ice protection fluid and verify a Fluid Ice Protection System (FIPS) is distributing the ice protection fluid correctly.... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079521

Light detection and ranging (lidar) ice detection

Method and system to detect ice accumulation on ice prone surfaces of an aircraft. The method and system sweeps a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) beam across ice prone surfaces to measure the shape of the ice prone surfaces. The change in shape of the ice prone surfaces indicates the... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079526

Method for placing electrical conductors interior to a composite structure prior to curing

A method for placing electrical conductors interior to a composite structure prior to curing. A laminate stack is formed by assembling one or more composite layers, wherein the composite layers are pre-impregnated with a resin. One or more electrical conductors are placed on at least one of the composite layers... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079528

Apparatuses and methods for reducing ozone creation from ultraviolet (uv) light

Apparatuses and methods are described for use of an ultraviolet (UV) light source, such as in a cleaning device, in which ozone creation due to reaction of the UV light with oxygen in the air is reduced. An example method includes dispersing, by a gas outlet, oxygen-depleted gas over a... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180079885

Core-shell particles, compositions incorporating the core-shell particles and methods of making the same

A low viscosity polysulfide sealant composition. The composition comprises a curable polysulfide polymer; a crosslinking agent; and a plurality of core-shell particles. The core-shell particles comprise: a core comprising a ferromagnetic material; and a shell comprising silica treated with an organic sulfur containing compound. The shell is capable of bonding... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180080495

Induction-softened thermoplastic shims

A shim assembly includes a shim material configured to be positioned between a first component and a second component. A wire is in contact with the shim material. The wire is configured to heat the shim material to above a predetermined temperature, and the shim material becomes moldable above the... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180080882

Method and system for automated data collection and part validation

An inspection system comprises a crane system, a six axis, one hundred and fifty degree articulating robotic arm, a laser inspection system, and a communications system. The robotic arm is connected to a base of the crane system. The laser inspection system is connected to the robotic arm. The communications... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180081045

Ladar systems with dynamic receiver filters

LADAR systems and methods are disclosed. LADAR systems include a LADAR transmitter configured to emit a laser signal from a platform and a LADAR receiver configured to detect the laser signal returning from a target moving relative to the platform. The LADAR receiver includes a dynamic receiver filter with a... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180082425

Line segment detection in low contrast images

A method for detecting line segments in an image. The method includes receiving an image taken by a camera. The method also includes computing, using a processor, line segment array metrics for the image. The method also includes finding, using the processor, a first maximum metric from the line segment... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180082595

Graphical user interface for optimization of flight plan schedule, ride quality, and efficiency

An aircraft system, computer-implemented method, and computer program product for optimizing a flight plan for schedule, ride quality, and efficiency is provided. Tradeoff preferences between on-schedule operations, ride quality, and efficiency are received. A multi-axis chart that includes axes for on-schedule operations, ride quality, and efficiency is displayed. Values are... The Boeing Co

03/22/18 / #20180083656

Blind source separation of signals having low signal-to-noise ratio

A blind source separation (BSS) system comprises means for gathering wideband signal power spectral information without using special Fourier transform hardware/software systems and without using extremely large signal memories. The method involves taking the combined energy output of a large set of BSS filters that are operating under a blind... The Boeing Co








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