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 new patent  Geometry correction for computed tomography

Disclosed are apparatus and methods determining a center offset distance for computed tomography (ct) imaging. A specimen is positioned between an emission source for outputting radiation towards the specimen while the specimen rotates with respect to a detector for receiving radiation that has passed through the specimen. ... The Boeing Company

 new patent  Geometry correction for computed tomography

Disclosed are apparatus and methods determining a center offset distance for computed tomography imaging. A specimen is positioned between an emission source for outputting radiation towards the specimen while the specimen rotates with respect to a detector for receiving radiation that has passed through the specimen. ... The Boeing Company

 new patent  Dc-based peer-to-peer network for aircraft

A passenger control unit (pcu) network is provided for a passenger aircraft having passenger seats in a plurality of zones, each zone having at least one column of seats, and each column having at least one row of seats. The pcu network includes a direct current (dc) power distribution system, and a plurality of wired pcus, one pcu associated with each passenger seat and coupled to the dc power distribution system. ... The Boeing Company

 new patent  Potentiometer testing systems and methods

A system includes analysis circuitry. The analysis circuitry is configured to determine a first electrical resistance between a first terminal of a potentiometer and a second terminal of the potentiometer. ... The Boeing Company

 new patent  Manufacture electrodes for electrochemical monitoring

In one aspect, a material system comprises a metal substrate and a first coating layer disposed on the metal substrate. A first electrode is directly disposed on the first coating layer, and a second electrode is disposed on the metal substrate. ... The Boeing Company

 new patent  Aircraft door latch arm rotation limiting device

An aircraft door latch arm rotation limiting device incorporates a flexible strap having a proximal end and distal end. The distal end is insertable through a loop eye proximate to an aircraft door. ... The Boeing Company

 new patent  Curved seating layout

A forward concave trapezoidal seating system and methods are presented. Trapezoidal seats comprise a front side smaller than a rear side. ... The Boeing Company

 new patent  Aircraft flap hinge

Aerodynamic drag associated with a flap hinge assembly used to pivotally mount a flap to the trailing edge of an aircraft wing can be reduced when the cross-sectional area of the hinge fairing which surrounds the flap hinge assembly is reduced in size. The reduction in cross-sectional area of the hinge fairing is enabled when the flap hinge assembly attachment footprint to the underside of the flap box is also reduced. ... The Boeing Company

 new patent  Systems and methods for additive manufacturing

Systems for additive manufacturing comprise a delivery guide configured to dispense a curable material to additively manufacture a part in sequential layers of the curable material, and a source of curing energy configured to direct the curing energy to a discrete region of the curable material forward of or at a location where a subsequent layer of the curable material is dispensed from the delivery guide against a preceding layer of the curable material to cure together the subsequent layer and the preceding layer. Methods of additively manufacturing comprise dispensing a subsequent layer of a curable material against a preceding layer of the curable material, and concurrently with the dispensing, directing curing energy to a discrete region of the curable material to cure together the subsequent layer and the preceding layer.. ... The Boeing Company

 new patent  Fire seal end cap and associated multi-member assembly and method

A fire seal end cap including a cap portion and a plug portion, wherein the plug portion protrudes from the cap portion, and wherein the cap portion and the plug portion are formed from a fire-resistant material.. . ... The Boeing Company

Common authorization management service

An improved method in a computing environment for establishing access for individuals in at least one enterprise with one or more services provided by a plurality of service providers through the use of a common authorization management (cam) service is described herein. Through the cam service, an enterprise administrator can group together one or more individuals at one enterprise, identify access rights to one or more services in the plurality of service providers for each group of individuals based on security data defined by a service provider administrator, and associate individuals from the subset of the plurality of groups at each enterprise with access rights to one or more services provided by the plurality of service providers.. ... The Boeing Company

System and method for reconfigurable polymer antenna

An antenna includes an ion exchange material and at least one polymer member coupled to a communication circuit. The at least one polymer member is configured to, responsive to receiving a bias voltage, interact with the ion exchange material to change electrical conductivity of the at least one polymer member.. ... The Boeing Company

Maneuver prediction for surrounding traffic

This disclosure relates to navigating a vehicle based on predicted trajectories of other vehicles. Systems, methods, and computer-program products consistent with the disclosure perform operations including receiving location information of other vehicles. ... The Boeing Company

Systems and methods for optimizing battery designs

Systems, computer readable media, and method concern determining operational parameters of an inventory of components to be included in a battery. The method further includes determining an initial working solution for a battery design layout for the battery. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180136733

Aircraft having gesture-based control for an onboard passenger service unit

An aircraft is provided that includes a passenger service unit for a passenger seated in a seat in its cabin. The aircraft includes a camera configured to acquire an image of the passenger, and a control module configured to at least receive the image of the passenger. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180136112

Mechanical testing apparatus

The mechanical testing apparatus comprises a wheel and a platform. The wheel is configured to hold a first specimen and rotate relative to a second specimen to apply torque to the second specimen using the first specimen. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180135717

Translational inerter assembly and method for damping movement of a flight control surface

There is provided a translational inerter assembly for damping movement of a flight control surface of an aircraft. The assembly has a press fit element fixedly disposed within a first end of the flight control surface and rotatably movable with the flight control surface. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180135683

Fasteners having enhanced electrical energy dispersion properties

Systems and methods are provided for fabricating fasteners. One embodiment is an apparatus that includes a fastener. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180135679

Anti-rotational fastener system

A fastener system includes a fastener including a fastener first end and a longitudinally opposed fastener second end, and an anchor configured to receive and capture the fastener upon rotation of the fastener in a first direction, wherein the anchor is further configured to engage the fastener first end upon complete rotation of the fastener in the first direction, and the anchor is further configured to prohibit further rotation in a second direction, opposite the first direction, upon engagement with the fastener first end.. . ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180135558

System and method for increasing the efficiency of heating a cryogenic fluid flowing through a conduit

A system for increasing the efficiency of heating cryogenic fluid flowing in a downstream direction through a fluid conduit includes a heating mechanism, an upstream valve, a downstream valve, and a controller. The heating mechanism heats the cryogenic fluid, resulting in conversion of a portion of the cryogenic fluid into a buoyant flow moving in an upstream direction. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180135315

Adjustable platform system

A platform system is configured to allow an individual to be supported at a plurality of different heights, and includes a frame defining a plurality of platform adjustment levels, and an upper support platform that is configured to be selectively moved between the plurality of platform adjustment levels to provide the plurality of different heights.. . ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180134514

Rotational wire transport for automated wire processing system and methods

Systems and methods are provided for a rotational wire transport. In certain examples, the rotational wire transport may be a part of a wire processing system. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180134399

Integrated strut support fittings with underwing longerons

A jet engine support structure includes an inboard support fitting that is configured to be operatively attached to the jet engine, an outboard support fitting that is configured to be operatively attached to the jet engine, an inboard longeron that is configured to be attached to the inboard support fitting and an exterior underside surface of an aircraft wing, an outboard longeron that is configured to be attached to the outboard support fitting and the exterior underside surface of the wing, and a drag brace fitting that is configured to be attached to the inboard longeron and the outboard longeron and operatively attached to the jet engine. These component parts are employed in operatively attaching the jet engine to the aircraft wing. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180134389

Chiller galley cart, galley, and method for cooling

A chiller galley cart includes a plurality of walls defining an interior cavity, a supply valve defined in one wall of the plurality of walls, and a return valve defined in one wall of the plurality of walls. The supply valve and the return valve are configured to couple to a chiller positioned in the interior cavity to provide cooled airflow from the chiller galley cart. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180134375

Temperature actuated panel

An example apparatus includes a wall having an opening and a panel attached to the wall over the opening. The panel includes a shape-memory material (smm). ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180134265

Brake load alleviation functions

A system, method, and apparatus for brake load alleviation amongst at least one first brake and at least one second brake is disclosed. The method involves sensing an amount of brake pedal application in response to engagement of at least brake pedal. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180133936

Mechanically reinforced foam insulation panel and methods of making the same

A formation assembly for use in manufacturing a reinforced insulation panel including a foam material and a reinforcing structure includes a back plate including a first surface configured to receive the foam material, and a first support sheet spaced from the first surface to form a gap therebetween, wherein the first support sheet supports the reinforcing structure. The formation assembly also includes a second support sheet spaced from the first support sheet, wherein the second support sheet defines an upper boundary of the reinforced insulation panel. ... The Boeing Company

05/17/18 / #20180133924

Articulated molding insert

A method and apparatus for forming a part having a cavity with a complex contour is presented. The molding apparatus comprises a mold cavity and a molding insert. ... The Boeing Company

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05/10/18 / #20180131098

High gain, constant beamwidth, broadband horn antenna

A horn antenna comprises an electrically conductive shell having an inner surface, a cavity formed in the shell, an aperture defined at one end of the cavity, a throat section coupled to the electrically conductive shell in communication with another end of the cavity opposite the aperture, and a spatially and frequency dependent radio frequency (rf) attenuator disposed within the cavity, such that an attenuation of rf energy propagating through the cavity between the throat section and the aperture more rapidly increases in an outward direction towards the inner surface of the electrically conductive shell as the frequency of the rf energy increases.. . ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180131079

Dominant h-field multiband loop antenna including passive mixer

An antenna. The antenna includes a plurality of loop antennas sharing a common gap. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180130359

Flight range-restricting systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicles

A flight range-restricting system is configured to control a flight range of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav). The flight range-restricting system includes a database including a uav capabilities storage area that stores uav capabilities data indicative of technical specifications of the uav, and a restricted airspace storage area that stores restricted airspace data indicative of a restricted airspace. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180130322

Autonomous, low energy, access indication system

A system and method for detecting access to a monitored space including one or more controllers, one or more data collectors, and one or more sensors. The sensors are self-powered, wireless components having two states. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180130218

Method and system for identifying wire contact insertion holes of a connector

A method, system and computer program product are provided for identifying wire contact insertion holes of a connector to facilitate the automated insertion of the wire ends of a wire bundle assembly into the wire contact insertion holes of a connector. In the context of a method, each of a plurality of pixels of an image of the connector is analyzed to identify one or more candidate contact insertion holes for the connector. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180130217

Method and apparatus for performing background image registration

A method and apparatus for registering a first image having a first plurality of pixel values from a sensor having a plurality of pixels and a second image having a second plurality of pixel values of the plurality of pixels is disclosed. The method includes selecting a first image having a first plurality of pixel values and a second image having a second plurality of pixel values, grouping the first plurality of pixels according to a grid having a plurality of grid elements, each grid element having a plurality of pixels, determining a grid element displacement of the second image from the first image for each grid element of pixels, filtering the displacement of the second image from the first image to produce filtered valid grid element displacements and invalid grid element displacements, and determining a warping transform of each of the grid element displacements.. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180128751

Combined surface inspection using multiple scanners

Provided are methods and systems for inspecting surfaces of various components, such as evaluating height deviations on these surfaces. A method involves aggregating inspection data from multiple line scanners into a combined data set. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180128657

System and method for performing an automated inspection operation

An inspection apparatus for performing an automated inspection operation across a surface of a workpiece is disclosed. The inspection apparatus may include a platen fabricated from a magnetic material and having a platen surface, and an inspection module disposed on the platen surface and having an inspection end effector. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180128625

Tracking a target using multiple tracking systems

A tracking system for tracking a moving target includes a processor and a tracking module that implements an iterative process for tracking the moving target. The iterative process includes receiving sensor data for a current state of the moving target. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180128621

Tracking a target moving between states in an environment

An apparatus is provided for tracking a target moving between states using an iterative process. The apparatus receives sensor data for a current state i, and applies a cubature information filter and an h-infinity filter thereto to respectively produce an estimate for the upcoming state i+1 and a measure of error thereof, and adjust the measure of error. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180128585

Fire-retarding artillery shell

An artillery shell is fired out of a gun towards a fire. A trigger releases a fire-retarding material from the artillery shell to retard the fire.. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180128484

Combustion device test apparatus and method

A combustion device test apparatus including a combustion device, a holding station configured to hold the combustion device, a fuel supply conduit, and a pressure wave fuse coupling the fuel supply conduit to the combustion device, the pressure wave fuse being frictionally coupled to one or more of the combustion device and the fuel supply conduit at a frictional coupling such that the pressure wave fuse is configured to disengage one or more of the combustion device and the fuel supply conduit at the frictional coupling upon traversal of a flame front pressure wave through the pressure wave fuse.. . ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180127897

Resin-infused short fiber composite materials

Systems and methods are provided for fabrication of short-fiber composites. One embodiment is a method for forming a short-fiber composite. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180127098

Air supply and return system of a galley of an aircraft

A galley includes a cart compartment having a chamber defined by a rear wall behind the cart compartment, side walls along sides of the cart compartment, a mid-wall above the cart compartment and a bottom wall below the cart compartment. The galley includes a supply duct having an air supply device at the cart compartment having an air-through supply vent configured to be in flow communication with an air-through galley cart when received in the cart compartment to supply cooled airflow into an interior of the air-through galley cart and an air-over supply vent configured to be in flow communication with the chamber to supply the cooled airflow into the chamber for cooling an exterior of an air-over galley cart when received in the cart compartment. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180127082

Airline door retractable wave fence with steps for evacuation

Systems, methods, and apparatus for permitting evacuation of an aircraft following a water landing are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the disclosed method involves deploying, an evacuation unit, from inside a storage housing located proximate a door of the aircraft. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180126715

Heated double diaphragm tool for decorative laminate application

A panel laminator includes a first frame defining an outer boundary, the first frame operable to support a panel to be laminated and a first flexible diaphragm supported by the first frame to cover the outer boundary. The laminator includes a second frame sized and shaped to conform to the first frame along the outer boundary and a second flexible diaphragm supported by the second frame to match the outer boundary. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180126711

Pre-formed thermoplastic filler for thermoset structure

An apparatus includes a first thermoset layer that includes a first fibrous material embedded in a first thermoset matrix. The apparatus also includes a second thermoset layer that includes a second fibrous material embedded in a second thermoset matrix. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180126671

Systems and methods for thermal control of additive manufacturing

Systems for thermal control of additive manufacturing comprise a build volume within which a part is additively manufactured; a heat source positioned relative to the build volume and configured to actively deliver heat to discrete sections of the part as it is being additively manufactured; and a controller operatively coupled to the heat source and configured to direct delivery of heat from the heat source to discrete sections of the part as it is being additively manufactured to impart desired physical properties to the part. Methods of additively manufacturing a part comprise additively building a part from a feedstock material; and actively heating discrete sections of the part as the part is being additively built to impart desired physical properties to the part.. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180126667

Systems and methods for additively manufacturing composite parts

Systems and methods for additively manufacturing composite parts are disclosed. Systems comprise at least a feedstock source and a feed mechanism. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180126524

Apparatuses and methods for tightening or loosening threaded couplings

A tool (100) for rotating a first component (210) of an assembly (200) relative to a second component (220) of the assembly (200) is disclosed. The tool (100) comprises a ring support (130), a first wrench (110), coupled to the ring support (130), a worm ring (140), rotationally coupled to the ring support (130), a second wrench (120), coupled to the worm ring (140), and a worm screw (150), rotationally coupled to the ring support (130) and in mesh with the worm ring (°).. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180126514

Apparatus, system and method for performing automated finishing operations on a workpiece

A finishing apparatus for performing an automated finishing operation on a surface of a workpiece is disclosed. The finishing apparatus may include a platen fabricated from a magnetic material and having a platen surface, and a finishing module disposed on the platen surface and having a finishing operation end effector. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180126447

Utility fixture for creating a distributed utility network

A method and apparatus for distributing a number of utilities. The number of utilities may be coupled between a number of utility sources and a utility fixture. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180126416

Integrated automation of paint processes incorporating arrayed painting and inkjet printing

A method of treating a tubular surface which defines an axis extending from a first surface end to a second surface end includes partially surrounding the tubular surface, at a first position, with a first set of treating units, with the treating units arranged in a first arcuate array. Furthermore, each treating unit is configured to include a plurality of first applicator heads. ... The Boeing Company

05/10/18 / #20180126198

Automated human personnel fall arresting system and method

An automated human personnel fall arresting system including a holonomic base platform, a boom arm movably mounted to and depending from the base platform, at least a portion of the arm being movable in three degrees-of-freedom relative to the base platform, a tether supported by the arm, an operator harness coupled to the tether so as to be dependent from the arm, at least one sensor disposed on the arm and configured to sense movement of the portion of the arm in two degrees-of-freedom of the three degrees-of-freedom, and a controller mounted to the base platform and communicably coupled to the at least one sensor, the controller being configured to automatically control position of the base platform in two orthogonal translational directions and one rotation direction controlled independently from translation, relative to the operator harness, based on signals from the at least one sensor.. . ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180123165

Solid state fiber-based battery system and method of forming same

A solid state battery system and methods of forming a solid state battery system. The solid state battery system has a plurality of fiber battery cells formed into a pattern. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180122250

Automatic braking system controller

An automatic braking system controller automatically decelerates an aircraft on a runway according to a brake-to-exit or a constant deceleration function. The automatic braking system controller determines whether the aircraft can decelerate to a selected velocity prior to reaching a target location along the runway. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180122248

Flight control system with low-frequency instrument landing system localizer anomaly detection and method of use

A flight control module for detecting anomalies in ils localizer signals during landing of an aircraft is provided. The flight control module includes a communication interface and a processor coupled thereto. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180120850

Flight control system with synthetic intertial glideslope deviation and method of use

A flight control module for computing glideslope deviation during landing of an aircraft is provided. The flight control module includes a communication interface and a processor. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180120849

Flight control system with synthetic intertial localizer deviation and method of use

A flight control module for computing localizer deviation during landing of an aircraft is provided. The flight control module includes a communication interface and a processor. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180120500

Multicore optical fiber cable strain enhancement

An optical fiber cable assembly which includes an optical fiber cable which includes at least a first core and a second core positioned spaced apart from one another within a cladding material, wherein the at least first core and the second core and the cladding material extend in a direction of a length of the optical fiber cable. The assembly further includes material positioned at a predetermined location along the length of the optical fiber cable, wherein the material is associated with the optical fiber cable such that when the material is exposed to an environment change, the material transmits a force onto the optical fiber cable, changing a shape of the optical fiber cable.. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180120268

Wrinkle characterization and performance prediction for composite structures

Methods that provide wrinkle characterization and performance prediction for wrinkled composite structures using automated structural analysis. In accordance with some embodiments, the method combines the use of b-scan ultrasound data, automated optical measurement of wrinkles and geometry of cross-sections, and finite element analysis of wrinkled composite structure to provide the ability to assess the actual significance of a detected wrinkle relative to the intended performance of the structure. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180120196

Method and system for non-destructive testing using an unmanned aerial vehicle

Provided is a nondestructive inspection (“ndi”) system that includes an unmanned aerial vehicle (“uav”) comprising a body structure, the body structure comprising one or more support structures where each of the one or more support structures comprise a releasable end structure; and one or more ndi sensors integrated to a respective releasable end structure. The ndi system can also include a location tracking system that can determine a position, an orientation, or both of the uav and/or one or more ndi sensors relative to a structure being inspected.. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180120173

Integrated hyper-redundant tactile sensor network based on structural fibers

A system and method are disclosed for measuring stress in a composite structure including an integral sensor network. The composite structure is formed in layers with each of the layers formed from parallel fibers. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180119640

Fan nacelle trailing edge

A fan nacelle, a gas turbine engine cell assembly, and an aircraft are provided. The fan nacelle includes a fan duct skin arranged in a fan duct to direct airflow from the fan of a turbofan engine toward a fan nozzle. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180118540

Flexible hydrostatically normalized cradle to support fuselage sections for assembly

A fuselage cradle support assembly, which can be used as part of a jacking system during aircraft manufacture, is described. The fuselage cradle support assembly can include an array of fuselage cradles. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180118375

Methods and systems for assessing damage to a structure and determining repair information

An example computer-implemented method of assessing damage to a structure includes receiving information of damage to the structure, and identifying a damage type for the damage. Following, the damage type and the information is compared with a first reference having allowable damage limits of the structure for that damage type, a second reference having damage repair information and associated damage repair processes, and a database having historical repair information for the damage type. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180118364

System and method for augmenting a primary powerplant

An aircraft propulsion system includes a fan, a primary powerplant, an augmenting powerplant and a controller. The primary powerplant is coupled to the fan and configured to rotate the fan during a first flight stage and during a second flight stage. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180118332

Vortex generators responsive to ambient conditions

A deployable vortex generator attached to a lifting surface includes a vane moveable relative to the lifting surface. The vane moves from a deployed position to a retracted position in response to a change in ambient conditions. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180118325

Rotating retractable step system

A rotating retractable step system positioned within a cutout of a wall is presented. The rotating retractable step system comprises a foot pedal and a support shaft. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180117860

Compaction method for automated fiber placement

A compaction device for use with an automated fiber placement machine includes multiple compaction rollers mounted for independent displacement on a supporting frame. The attitude of the compaction rollers change relative to each other when fiber tows are laid up at an angle over an edge of a tool in order to maintain compaction pressure on the tows and thereby reduce non-compacted areas of the tows.. ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180117859

Methods for forming a composite blade stiffener and facilitating application of barely visible impact damage treatments

An example method for forming a flat composite charge into a composite blade stiffener includes cutting a flat composite charge along a cut line into a first piece and a second piece having an angle, positioning the first piece and the second piece of the flat composite charge on a forming mandrel about a tooling plunger, activating the tooling plunger to drive the first piece and the second piece into a cavity of the forming mandrel resulting in the first piece and the second piece folding at the cut line, withdrawing the tooling plunger from the cavity of the forming mandrel, compressing the forming mandrel to apply a lateral pressure to the first piece and the second piece folded into the cavity, and applying a vertical pressure to a first flange and a second flange of the first piece and the second piece, respectively, to form the composite blade stiffener.. . ... The Boeing Company

05/03/18 / #20180117775

Robot end effectors that carry objects

Systems and methods are provided for facilitating the operations of an end effector that grasps objects such as baggage. One exemplary embodiment is a system that includes a finger of an end effector of a robot. ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180109991

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 relay terminal, (3) designating other ones of the plurality of user terminals as secondary user terminals to make direct communication with the primary user terminal, (4) connecting the primary user terminal directly to the relay terminal, and (5) connecting the secondary user terminals indirectly to the relay terminal through the primary user terminal.. . ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180109334

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 Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180109333

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 Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180109316

System and method for 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 time at the first vehicle of each incremental position of the laser in a spiral pattern. ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180109177

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 Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180108986

System and method for 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 Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180108261

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 aircraft states, a respective aircraft transition, detecting a plurality of pairs of repeat adjacent aircraft transition, discarding, for each pair of repeat adjacent aircraft transitions, a respective aircraft state from the plurality of aircraft states, and electronically transmitting the plurality of aircraft states after the discarding.. ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180107194

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, with instructions for a single nc machining apparatus to machine the aircraft part, and including instructions to machine the holes to nominal. ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180106589

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). ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180106588

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). ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180106282

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 Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180106273

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 having a first end coupled to the first loop and a second end coupled to the second loop, where the flexible material is to form a fluid flow channel between the first loop and the second loop.. ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180105702

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 and transition metals.. ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180105290

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. ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180105282

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 first battery compartment and the second battery compartment such that combustion gases are ventable therebetween.. ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180105257

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 Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180105256

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 control surface on a wing of an aircraft. ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180105253

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 Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180105252

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; and, a reverse-bevel defined along the leading edge of the layer, wherein the reverse-bevel and the upper surface of the structure define a gutter configured to retain moisture flowing along the upper surface of the structure.. . ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180105251

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, a wicking layer disposed in fluid communication with the lower surface of the moisture absorbing layer, the wicking layer including a wicking layer leading edge, a wicking layer trailing edge and a wicking layer upper surface configured for capillary action of moisture from the wicking layer trailing edge towards the wicking layer leading edge, wherein the wicking layer leading edge is offset from the leading edge of the moisture absorbing layer such that an offset portion of the wicking layer is exposed to air to facilitate evaporation of the moisture.. . ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180104820

Method and apparatus for 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 Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180104775

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 therebetween. ... The Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180104743

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 Boeing Company

04/19/18 / #20180104726

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. ... The Boeing Company

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 plurality of electrical devices. The electrical signal distribution system includes a printed circuit board (pcb), and a plurality of outlets coupled to the pcb. ... The Boeing Company

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 one of the plurality of spare input rf paths to any one of the plurality of nominal rf paths while avoiding disruption of service on the other nominal rf paths. ... The Boeing Company

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 magnetic flux in the associated motor. ... The Boeing Company

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 program schedule with a maintenance bridging determination control unit, and determining the transition option(s), using the maintenance bridging determination control unit, for the aircraft based on analyzing the current maintenance program schedule and the new maintenance program schedule.. ... The Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180101932

System and method for 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 depth information from depth values in the three-dimensional point cloud that correspond with the neighboring pixels, generating a second upsampled three-dimensional point cloud by determining at least one local area of the first upsampled three-dimensional point cloud, determining entropies of pixels in the two-dimensional image that correspond with the at least one local area, adding at least one point to the at least one local area based on the entropies of pixels in the two-dimensional image and a scaled entropy threshold, and registering the second upsampled three-dimensional point cloud with a predetermined three-dimensional model.. . ... The Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180101160

Surface based hole target for use with systems and methods for 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 and surrounding workpiece and for generating a plurality of data points representative of a surface area of a cylinder body of the target, and a processor for receiving the plurality of data points generated by the scanner and generating a three-dimensional (3d) model of at least a portion of the workpiece. ... The Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

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 of the wing. A method is also provided for sensing the deflection of a portion of a wing of an aircraft which includes the steps of emitting a laser beam from a laser secured to the fuselage of an aircraft and receiving the laser beam at a laser beam target device secured to a wing of the aircraft. ... The Boeing Company

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. ... The Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099763

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 aisle. ... The Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099761

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 Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099755

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 airflow delivery and return system includes an outer chamber blower for directing temperature-controlled air to the outer chamber through an air inflow aperture of the outer chamber housing section and an outer chamber air return duct connected to an air outflow aperture of the outer chamber housing section. ... The Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099753

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 Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099740

System and method for 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. ... The Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099736

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 Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099732

System and method for 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 Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099710

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 Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099518

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 Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099368

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 Boeing Company

04/12/18 / #20180099316

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 movement of the plasma within the container and to clean one or more areas of the container with the plasma according to the motion. An example system for plasma cleaning a container includes a power source, a gas inlet on the container for dispersing a gas within the container, and based on current flowing, the gas converts to plasma. ... The Boeing Company

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. ... The Boeing Company

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. ... The Boeing Company

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 an exterior surface of the outer shell, and an interior cavity substantially enclosed by the inner shell of the toroidal support structure. ... The Boeing Company

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 using stereoscopic and structure from motion techniques to detect an obstacle that is near or in the path of the aircraft. ... The Boeing Company

04/05/18 / #20180095928

Mobile computing device and method of 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 first multiplexer configured to selectively direct data from the data source towards the first port. ... The Boeing Company

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. ... The Boeing Company

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; a system controller for receiving a first signal indicating separation of the vehicle from the aircraft and a second signal from the gps receiver to calculate an actual vehicle trajectory, and for sending a third signal to actuate the termination unit to terminate the flight of the vehicle when the actual vehicle trajectory is determined to be outside the safety bounds of a mission-planned flight trajectory; and a failsafe controller connected to receive operational data of the system controller, and to actuate the termination unit when the operational data indicates that the system is in an error state.. . ... The Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

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. ... The Boeing Company

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 one side of the aircraft landing gear and the rearward and forward tires on the opposite side of the aircraft landing gear and prevent the tires from rotating. ... The Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

04/05/18 / #20180093446

Non-crimp fabric and method of 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 layer is formed of fibers, wherein a portion of the fibers extend at least partially though the non-crimp layup to hold the non-crimp layers and the nonwoven fabric layer together.. . ... The Boeing Company

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 ink to form the decorative laminate. ... The Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

04/05/18 / #20180093428

System and method for 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 bore which extends through the first face sheet structure wherein a portion of the first face sheet structure is positioned under a surface of the volume of photo-monomer resin such that photo-monomer resin is positioned within the bore.. ... The Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

03/29/18 / #20180091797

Apparatus and method of 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 a neutral wing condition of the aircraft. ... The Boeing Company

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, each distinct data value with a respective wavelength among a plurality of wavelengths. ... The Boeing Company

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 electrode. ... The Boeing Company

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. ... The Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

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 to the test sample. The load frame further includes a first end tube that encircles the first gripper, a second end tube that encircles the second gripper, and a center tube that encircles a mid-portion of the test sample during the test or measurement. ... The Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

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. ... The Boeing Company

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 Company

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 Boeing Company

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 Boeing Company

03/29/18 / #20180086463

System and method for 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 Boeing Company

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 particular aircraft model, via addition of an ailevatoron mixer.. . ... The Boeing Company

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 particular aircraft model, via addition of an ailevatoron mixer.. . ... The Boeing Company

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 is attached to the hat-shaped spars using fasteners. ... The Boeing Company

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 Company








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