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Kenneth H Griess, Gary E Georgeson: Smart repair patch and associated method. The Boeing Company, Alston & Bird, July 15, 2008: US07398698 (43 worldwide citation)

A system and method for identifying defects in a repair patch applied to a structure are provided. The system includes a sheet of material configured to be attached to the structure, and a mechanism operable to generate stress waves within and along the sheet of material. The system also includes a ...


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Kenneth H Griess: Integrated wiring for composite structures. The Boeing Company, Ostrager Chong Flaherty & Broitman P C, August 19, 2008: US07414189 (19 worldwide citation)

A wire for integration with an airplane composite structure material includes a conductive core surrounded by an isolation layer for substantially isolating the conductive core from the composite structure material. The isolation layer includes braided fibers, and the braided fibers include a materi ...


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Kenneth H Griess, Gary E Georgeson: Passive structural assessment and monitoring system and associated method. The Boeing Company, Alston & Bird, February 19, 2008: US07333898 (18 worldwide citation)

A system and method for assessing and monitoring a structure are provided. The system includes at least one non-destructive inspection sensor carried by the structure and configured for acquiring data in response to ambient events associated with the structure. The system also includes a data acquis ...


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Kenneth H Griess, Gary E Georgeson: Optimized fuselage structure. The Boeing Company, Charles L Moore, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, June 15, 2010: US07735779 (15 worldwide citation)

A fuselage structure including an upper fuselage portion defined by a first cross-section including at least three different radii of curvature. The fuselage structure may also include a lower fuselage portion defined by a second cross-section including at least three different radii of curvature, w ...


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Gary E Georgeson, Kenneth H Griess: Non-destructive inspection system and associated method. The Boeing Company, Alston & Bird, May 6, 2008: US07367236 (12 worldwide citation)

An assembly, system, and method for identifying defects in a structure are provided. The assembly includes a structure of a metallic or composite material, and a flexible sheet of material positioned adjacent to the structure. The assembly also includes a plurality of non-destructive sensors secured ...


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Kenneth H Griess, Gary E Georgeson: Fuselage structure including an integrated fuselage stanchion. The Boeing Company, Charles I Moore, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, January 4, 2011: US07861970 (11 worldwide citation)

A fuselage structure for an aircraft or similar vehicle may include an upper fuselage portion and a lower fuselage portion. A floor may be disposed between the upper fuselage portion and the lower fuselage portion. At least one unitized stanchion may be disposed between the floor and the lower fusel ...


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David M Anderson, David R Gladish, Robert T Johnson, Kenneth H Griess, Gerald F Herndon: Connector interface pad for structurally integrated wiring. The Boeing Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 22, 2004: US06752632 (6 worldwide citation)

A pin connector is provided including a housing having a central orifice and an annular skirt laterally projecting therefrom. The skirt is bondable over a structurally integrated pad with integral wiring array. An array of compliant pins are insertable within holes in the pad. A pin retainer is disp ...


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Steven J Bullock, Kenneth H Griess, Thomas F Klein III, Otis F Layton, Julio A Navarro, Manny S Urcia: Structural feed aperture for space based phased array antennas. The Boeing Company, Canady & Lortz, Bradley K Lortz, May 24, 2011: US07948443 (5 worldwide citation)

A structural phased array antenna and method for manufacturing are disclosed. An integrated structural antenna aperture can be used to reduce net weight, cost, and volume where an array of antenna elements are incorporated into a structural member, e.g. in a spacecraft. A structural material layer, ...


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Kenneth H Griess, Karen D MacKenzie: Elongated structures and related assemblies. The Boeing Company, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 27, 2016: US09527572 (1 worldwide citation)

An elongated structure comprising a web extending along a length of the elongated structure and a flange comprising a first flange portion, the first flange portion extending away from an area of the web. The first flange portion comprises a variable width along at least a portion of the length of t ...


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Kenneth H Griess, Gary E Georgeson: Cargo floor, system, and method. The Boeing Company, June 7, 2011: US07954760 (1 worldwide citation)

Embodiments provide a cargo floor, a system, and a method adapted to be made integral with or complementary of the aircraft fuselage. Cargo floor members may be adapted to be coupled with a flat fuselage bottom inner skin of an aircraft fuselage to serve as the main orthotropic stiffeners to the fla ...