Charles C T Chang: Stowage bin and support panel system for convertible aircraft and method of installation. The Boeing Company, William C Anderson, B A Donahue, April 28, 1992: US05108048 (87 worldwide citation)

A quickly releasable stowage bin 108 mountable on one or more support panels 110, 110', or 110", affixed to the interior of an aircraft 100. In the installation of a single stowage bin 108, quickly releasable mounting mechanisms 146, and 158, 160, and 168, respectively affix the upper and lower port ...

Kurt M Conover, Teddy J Wood: Method of and apparatus for controlling contrast of liquid crystal displays while receiving large dynamic range video. Honeywell, Loria B Yeadon, William C Anderson, July 2, 2002: US06414664 (77 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for controlling contrast for a liquid crystal display (“LCD”), especially active-matrix LCDs, while receiving large dynamic range video data to be displayed to the user by the LCD. Contrast settings of the LCD correspond to a single look-up table from a set of different and m ...

Peter K C Rudolph: High taper wing tip extension. The Boeing Company, William C Anderson, B A Donahue, August 13, 1991: US05039032 (67 worldwide citation)

A highly tapered wing tip extension added to the tip of an existing swept, trapezoidal airplane wing for reducing high speed drag significantly. A smaller, highly swept, extension does not require a leading edge device to protect against low speed stall. A larger, less swept, extension requires a ta ...

Joseph T Bloch: Compliant robot arm adapter assembly. The Boeing Company, William C Anderson, May 21, 1985: US04518307 (62 worldwide citation)

A five axis compliant device for use as an industrial robot end-of-arm tooling. This device compensates for the inherent positioning and repeatability inaccuracies found in a robot and therefore allows the robot to be applied to work requiring high accuracies such as screw and nut insertion, close t ...

George T Pinson: Missile deployment apparatus. The Boeing Company, William C Anderson, June 26, 1984: US04455943 (60 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for deploying one or more submissiles (15) from a carrier missile (25) whereby each submissile (15) is deployed into a flight path which is initially parallel to a streamline (20) of the fluid flow contiguous to the carrier missile (25). An ejection mechanism (45) has a submissile support ...

James J Hanay, Richard J Laconte, Allan B Lewis, William C Quan, Peter J Arnold: Dual pivot expandable lavatory. The Boeing Company, William C Anderson, June 27, 2000: US06079669 (56 worldwide citation)

A dual pivot expandable lavatory for use in limited spaces such as on an airplane. The lavatory may be positioned proximate the doorway area of the airplane, and is provided with a primary and a secondary pivotable module. Each module is pivotably attached to a stationary assembly conventionally aff ...

Dennis E Ruzicka: Actuated roll axis aerial refueling boom. The Boeing Company, William C Anderson, July 28, 1998: US05785276 (35 worldwide citation)

An improvement in an airplane mounted aerial refueling boom wherein the boom assembly mounting permits motion about three axes. A first pivot attached to the fuselage of the airplane provides for radial or azimuth motion of the boom about a vertical or yaw axis of rotation essentially normal to the ...


Harold E Nutting: Cargo handling system rollout stop assembly. The Boeing Company, William C Anderson, January 23, 1996: US05486077 (32 worldwide citation)

A cargo handling system rollout stop assembly, which allows a movable object to freely pass over it in a first or inboard direction but obstructs passage of that object in the opposite or outboard direction. The stop assembly comprises a frame and at least one arm assembly rotatably mounted in the f ...

John Aaron Connell: Lockable turnbuckle assembly. The Boeing Company, William C Anderson, June 16, 1998: US05765957 (25 worldwide citation)

A lockable turnbuckle assembly having a locking mechanism that can be used in limited space applications. The present invention pertains to a turnbuckle that is adjustable and lockable using a single hand and does not require the use of tools.