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1 US10622931B1
Negative-slope voltage-frequency for starting a variable frequency independent speed motor and speed control
Publication/Patent Number: US10622931B1 Publication Date: 2020-04-14 Application Number: 16/215,229 Filing Date: 2018-12-10 Inventor: Gao, Lijun   Liu, Shengyi   Assignee: BOEING COMPANY, THE   IPC: H02P27/04 Abstract: A method may include transmitting an excitation signal from a stator of a motor to a rotor of the motor, where the excitation signal is received at a set of rotor windings, and where the excitation signal produces a rotating magnetic flux at the rotor that generates a first alternating current (AC) voltage at a set of stator windings. The method may further include controlling the excitation signal to equalize and synchronize the first AC voltage to a second AC voltage at an AC bus. After the synchronization, the method may also include electrically connecting the set of stator windings to the AC bus. The method may include reducing an amplitude of the excitation signal to enable current flow from the AC bus to the set of stator windings, thereby generating torque that results in rotation of the rotor.
2 US10696404B1
Application of artificial intelligence to implement augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality to enhance passenger experience to flying with mood lighting
Publication/Patent Number: US10696404B1 Publication Date: 2020-06-30 Application Number: 16/252,966 Filing Date: 2019-01-21 Inventor: Madhav, Jagdish T.   Colwell, Barry C.   Assignee: Boeing Company, The   IPC: H04N5/74 Abstract: An aircraft includes a fuselage and a cabin area with a plurality of windows. The aircraft includes a plurality of projectors positioned within the cabin area that are oriented toward corresponding windows. The projectors project an image over the glass portion of the corresponding window and surrounding surfaces. The image includes a dark center region that is aligned with the glass portion of the corresponding window, reducing undesired effect on passengers. The dark center region may reduce a reflective glare from the glass portion of the corresponding window. The image may include an outer region around the dark center region, which may be brighter than the dark center region. The outer region may illuminate a window bezel and/or a portion of a cabin sidewall. The aircraft may include a plurality of cameras positioned to acquire an outside image that may be added to the image projected by the projectors.
3 US10691955B1
Aircraft cabin artificial intelligence crew assistance
Publication/Patent Number: US10691955B1 Publication Date: 2020-06-23 Application Number: 16/372,845 Filing Date: 2019-04-02 Inventor: Correia, Gracio Bruno J.   Sweeney, Stephen   Assignee: BOEING COMPANY, THE   IPC: G06Q10/06 Abstract: A method may include receiving an image from at least one camera positioned within an aircraft cabin. The method may further include associating the image with a category and a corresponding probability value based on a predictive model. The method may include displaying an alert at a cabin crew station within the aircraft cabin when the probability value is greater than a threshold probability value. A system may include at least one camera positioned within an aircraft cabin, a cabin crew station, and a processor positioned within an aircraft avionics bay. The processor may be configured to receive an image from the at least one camera, associate the image with a category and a probability value based on a predictive model, and generate an alert at the cabin crew station when the probability value is greater than a threshold probability value.
4 US10711770B2
Semiconductor micro-hollow cathode discharge device for plasma jet generation
Publication/Patent Number: US10711770B2 Publication Date: 2020-07-14 Application Number: 15/494,669 Filing Date: 2017-04-24 Inventor: Nikic, Dejan   Assignee: Thr Boeing Company   IPC: F03H1/00 Abstract: A micro-hollow cathode discharge device. The device includes a first electrode layer comprising a first electrode. A hole is disposed in the first electrode layer. The device also includes a dielectric layer having a first surface that is disposed on the first electrode layer. The hole continues from the first electrode layer through the dielectric layer. The device also includes a semi-conducting layer disposed on a second surface of the dielectric layer opposite the first surface. The semi-conducting layer is a semiconductor material that spans across the hole such that the hole terminates at the semi-conducting layer. The device also includes a second electrode layer disposed on the semi-conducting layer opposite the dielectric layer.
5 US2020052349A1
HETEROGENEOUS BATTERY SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2020052349A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 16/058,254 Filing Date: 2018-08-08 Inventor: Aikens, Sheverria   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: H01M10/42 Abstract: An electrical power management system for a vehicle and method of operation are described. The electrical power management system includes a control circuit configured to monitor and control power to a battery bus of the vehicle. The electrical power management system also includes a first coupler configured to be coupled to a first battery and to the battery bus, the first coupler responsive to the control circuit to selectively couple the first battery to the battery bus, the first battery having a first battery chemistry. The electrical power management system includes a second coupler configured to be coupled to a second battery and to the battery bus, the second coupler responsive to the control circuit to selectively couple the second battery to the battery bus, the second battery having a second battery chemistry distinct from the first battery chemistry.
6 US2020189733A1
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) LAUNCH SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020189733A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-18 Application Number: 15/884,929 Filing Date: 2018-01-31 Inventor: Bonang, James Joseph   Greenfield, Michael Jeffrey   Van, Harmelen Christopher Stephan   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: B64C39/02 Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launch system includes a launch container including a housing defining an internal chamber. A UAV includes a main body defining an inflatable envelope. The UAV is configured to be contained within the internal chamber. The main body is in a deflated state when the UAV is contained within the internal chamber. A reactant is configured to react with water to produce a lifting gas. The inflatable envelope is configured to be inflated by the lifting gas in response to the reactant reacting with the water to deploy the UAV from the launch container.
7 US2020189748A1
SYSTEMS AND METHODS PROVIDING AIRFLOW WITHIN A VEHICLE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020189748A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-18 Application Number: 16/803,221 Filing Date: 2020-02-27 Inventor: Kirkbride, David W.   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: B64D13/02 Abstract: Systems and methods provide airflow to a first area from a second area within a vehicle. The system includes a fan mounted within a door separating the first area from the second area. The fan is configured to direct airflow from the second area into the first area. The fan having a shield positioned adjacent to the second area that is configured to conceal the fan.
8 US2020189740A1
TRANSFORMABLE SEAT ASSEMBLY
Publication/Patent Number: US2020189740A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-18 Application Number: 16/223,569 Filing Date: 2018-12-18 Inventor: Schultz, John G.   Dessalegn, Haftom Y.   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: B64D11/06 Abstract: Transformable seat assembly includes a seat support structure and back support structure connected with an axis of rotation. Actuator assembly includes a cylinder and a piston positioned within the cylinder. The cylinder is secured to one of the back support structure or the seat support structure and the piston is secured to other of the one of the back support structure or the seat support structure. With blocking member in a first position, the piston is permitted to travel between the blocking member and an end of the cylinder spaced apart from the blocking member, such that with the piston traveling to the end of the cylinder, rotation of back support structure is limited from rotating beyond a first reclined position and with blocking member in a second position, back support structure is permitted to rotate into an overlying position relative to the seat support structure.
9 US2020167738A1
SUPPORT FOR MAINTENANCE OF A FLEET OF VEHICLES WITH INTUITIVE DISPLAY OF REPAIR ANALYTICS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020167738A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-28 Application Number: 16/776,012 Filing Date: 2020-01-29 Inventor: Roberts, Iii David M.   Urbina, Gregory   Kansal, Jennifer Marie   Desai, Krupal Kiran   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: G06Q10/00 Abstract: A method is provided for supporting maintenance of a fleet of vehicles with intuitive display of repair analytics. The method includes receiving a user request for repair analytics for the fleet of vehicles via a GUI that includes a first frame with a date-range filter to enable the user to select a date range for the repair analytics. The method includes interpreting the user request to produce a query of dataset(s) for the fleet, and executing the query for data of the vehicles. The datasets include an in-service time and repair costs for the vehicles, and the data includes the same over the date range. The method includes determining, and generating a chart in a second frame of the GUI that graphically illustrates, a moving average repair cost per unit of in-service time for a plurality of time periods within the date range from the in-service time and repair costs.
10 US2020164988A1
LAVATORY OCCUPANCY DETECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020164988A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-28 Application Number: 16/202,470 Filing Date: 2018-11-28 Inventor: Alvarez, Christopher   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: B64D11/02 Abstract: An occupancy detection system and method for a lavatory includes a door sensor operatively coupled to a door of the lavatory. The door sensor is configured to output a door sensor signal that indicates a status of the door. At least one presence sensor that is configured to output at least one presence sensor signal that indicates an occupancy status of the lavatory. An occupancy detection control unit is in communication with the door sensor and the at least one presence sensor. The occupancy detection control unit is configured to receive the door sensor signal and the presence sensor signal(s). The occupancy detection control unit is configured to determine an occupancy status of the lavatory based on the door sensor signal and the presence sensor signal(s).
11 US2020180116A1
GRIPPING SYSTEM WITH CLAMP DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME
Publication/Patent Number: US2020180116A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-11 Application Number: 16/216,332 Filing Date: 2018-12-11 Inventor: Combs, Ashley Susan   Thomas, Daniel   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: B25B5/10 Abstract: A gripping system for securing a work piece includes a clamp device, a rotary actuator, and a control circuit. The clamp device includes a ball screw mechanism and a jaw portion that has multiple grip fingers. The ball screw mechanism includes a shaft and a holder assembly. The shaft extends through the holder assembly and is configured for displacement along a central axis of the jaw portion. A distal tip of the shaft engages the grip fingers. The control circuit controls the rotary actuator to drive rotation of the shaft relative to the holder assembly, causing displacement of the shaft along the central axis. The displacement of the shaft causes the distal tip of the shaft to force the grip fingers to move in a radial direction away from the central axis to provide a clamp force on the work piece.
12 US2020191702A1
CYCLIC FLEXING ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMBER AND METHODS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020191702A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-18 Application Number: 16/223,285 Filing Date: 2018-12-18 Inventor: Williams, Kristen Smith   Senderos, Bruno Zamorano   Jackson, David Adam   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: G01N17/00 Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus includes a chamber configured to control one or more of humidity, pressure, or temperature and a jaw configured to flex a material system. The chamber includes an enclosure disposed within the chamber, the enclosure having an insulating material, and a motor or an actuator disposed within the enclosure. The chamber includes an inlet tube coupled with the enclosure at a first end and a first wall of the chamber at a second end. In one aspect, a method for determining material performance includes exposing a material system to a relative humidity of from 0% to 98% and flexing the material system at a first temperature in a chamber, the chamber comprising an enclosure disposed within the chamber and a motor disposed within the enclosure. The method includes operating the motor at a second temperature different from the first temperature during the flexing.
13 US2020108949A1
WING JOIN SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A WING ASSEMBLY
Publication/Patent Number: US2020108949A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-09 Application Number: 16/155,353 Filing Date: 2018-10-09 Inventor: Watkins, Jessica   Stone, Patrick B.   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: B64F5/10 Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wing assembly for joining to a fuselage of an aircraft includes the steps of loading a center wing section into a wing join station, loading a right wing section into the wing join station proximate to the center wing section, loading a left wing section into the wing join station proximate to the center wing section, joining the right and left wing sections to the center wing section to form a complete wing assembly, moving the complete wing assembly to a processing station, performing drilling operations on the complete wing assembly at the processing station, installing fasteners in the complete wing assembly at the processing station, and moving the complete wing assembly to a wing-body join station to join the complete wing assembly to the fuselage.
14 US2020110121A1
TRANSVERSE ELECTROMAGNETIC (TEM) SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020110121A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-09 Application Number: 16/290,498 Filing Date: 2019-03-01 Inventor: Frasch, Lydell L.   Blakely, Benjamin R.   Finn, Brian M.   Sorensen, Eugene   Weber, Kyle   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: G01R29/08 Abstract: A source assembly is provided for a transverse electromagnetic (TEM) system. The source assembly includes a first guide and a second guide. The first guide is configured to receive a signal from a supply, and includes a first shell defining a first cavity. The first guide is configured to extend proximate an upper plate of the TEM system. The second guide is configured to receive a reference signal from the supply. The second guide includes a second shell defining a second cavity. The second guide is configured to extend proximate a lower plate of the TEM system, and is spaced a distance from the first guide to define a gap having a gap width. At least one of the first guide or second guide includes an access opening configured to provide access to at least one of the first cavity or the second cavity.
15 US2020126170A1
AIRCRAFT DINING SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020126170A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-23 Application Number: 16/167,633 Filing Date: 2018-10-23 Inventor: Vandewall, Cynthia A.   Lane, Blake   Vogel, Craig   Popik, Leigh Ann   Mcintyre, Kristen   Reese, Ryan   De, Icaza Alberto   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: G06Q50/12 Abstract: An aircraft dining system and method are configured to allow a passenger for a scheduled flight of an aircraft to order one or more items from restaurants within an airport. The aircraft dining system includes an order fulfiller including an order fulfillment control unit that is configured to receive an order for an item from a restaurant within the airport from the passenger for the scheduled flight so that the item is delivered to the aircraft or an area proximate to the aircraft prior to the aircraft departing the airport. In at least one embodiment, an ordering device includes an ordering control unit that is configured to allow the passenger to submit the order.
16 US2020105146A1
AIRCRAFT FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020105146A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-02 Application Number: 16/145,705 Filing Date: 2018-09-28 Inventor: Schwartz, Samantha   Blackstun, Melissa Irene   Emsbach, Theresa   Azcuenaga, Brian   Altus, Stephen Solomon   Pilcher, Aaron   Williams, Jeffrey Lee   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: G08G5/00 Abstract: An aircraft management system and method includes a flight plan diversion prediction system including a rerouting control unit that is configured to generate one or more reroute options for an aircraft based on an analysis of a current position of the aircraft, a predicted future position of the aircraft, a current position of an in-flight hazard, and a predicted future position of the in-flight hazard.
17 US2020139398A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A COATING DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020139398A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-07 Application Number: 16/182,194 Filing Date: 2018-11-06 Inventor: Wollin, Alex Joseph   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: B05C17/02 Abstract: A rotatable tool assembly including a motor and a tool assembly operatively coupled to the motor. The tool assembly includes an epicyclic gear system rotatably coupled to the motor and one or more tools rotatably coupled to the epicyclic gear system. The motor is configured to rotate the epicyclic gear system, and the epicyclic gear system is configured to rotate the tool.
18 US2020051417A1
SYSTEM FOR WIND TUNNEL OPERATION
Publication/Patent Number: US2020051417A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 16/654,841 Filing Date: 2019-10-16 Inventor: Chi, Raymond Sungtah   Waymire, Russell William   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: G08B21/18 Abstract: A system for monitoring a model in a wind tunnel is provided. The system includes a plurality of sensors attached to a model in a wind tunnel. Each sensor of the plurality of sensors is configured to measure an attribute of the model. The system also includes a computing device in communication with the plurality of sensors. The computing device is programmed to receive a plurality of signals from the plurality of sensors, store a first threshold and a second threshold based on normalized alarm limits associated with at least one of the plurality of sensors, analyze the plurality of signals based, at least in part, on the first threshold and the second threshold, determine that a potentially negative condition is occurring based on the analysis, and alert a user to the potentially negative condition.
19 US2020018065A1
DRY FLOOR LIQUID DISPOSAL SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020018065A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-16 Application Number: 16/175,337 Filing Date: 2018-10-30 Inventor: Childress, James Johnathan   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: E04B5/48 Abstract: A dry floor assembly is provided. The dry floor assembly is configured to form or be positioned on a floor of an enclosed space. The dry floor assembly includes a grid, a pan, and a wicking layer. The grid has an array of openings configured to allow passage of liquid. The grid has members that extend from a base to an upper surface, with the upper surface configured to be walked upon. The members have a cross-section that tapers from the base to the upper surface. The pan is disposed beneath the grid, and defines a cavity. The wicking layer is interposed between the pan and the grid, and is configured to wick liquid that passes through the openings toward the pan.
20 US2020284643A1
AIRCRAFT LANDING WEIGHT DETERMINATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020284643A1 Publication Date: 2020-09-10 Application Number: 16/291,041 Filing Date: 2019-03-04 Inventor: Nakhjavani, Omid B.   Parker, Andrew J.   Schimert, James   Yuan, Jun   Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY   IPC: G01G19/07 Abstract: An aircraft landing weight determination system and method are configured to determine an accurate gross weight of an aircraft. The aircraft landing weight determination system and method include a gross weight determination control unit that is configured to determine an accurate gross weight of an aircraft based on a first source of gross weight data of the aircraft and a second source of gross weight data of the aircraft.