Patents by Inventor Aaron W. Bartel

Aaron W. Bartel has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10183735
    Abstract: A window frame assembly for an aircraft, includes a window frame of composite material, adapted for attachment in a window opening of an aircraft, having an outer flange with an exterior surface and an interior surface, a metal erosion shield attached to the exterior surface of the outer flange, and a polymer adapter ring, attached to the interior surface of the outer flange. The window frame has a substantially constant thickness, and the erosion shield has a substantially constant cross-sectional shape. The adapter ring has a sloped engagement surface configured for supporting a window pane assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: David E. Gideon, Ian E. Schroeder, Kristin L. Hall, Kin M. Ng, Megan C. Kinney, Greg M. Reyneke, Randall D. Wilkerson, Richard R. Rosman, Aaron W. Bartel
  • Patent number: 10065370
    Abstract: A method of forming a monolithic aircraft part includes additively forming a first cavity, defined by a first wall of the part, additively forming a second cavity, defined by a second wall of the part, so that the first cavity and the second cavity are not in communication with each other and share a common wall portion so that the second cavity is partially contained within the first cavity. Additively forming the first cavity includes forming a first aperture, extending through the first wall, forming a second aperture, extending through the first wall, and forming a first inner surface of the first wall, defining a first shape, wherein a first object, permanently having the first shape, would not be able to be mechanically extracted from the first cavity via the first aperture or the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brett I. Lyons, Aaron W. Bartel, Trevor E. Tucker
  • Patent number: 10058950
    Abstract: An induction welding system is provided. The system includes at least one induction coil configured to generate an alternating magnetic field, and a smart susceptor film sized to be positioned between a first component and a second component to be welded to the first component. The smart susceptor film includes a thermoplastic resin, and a plurality of metal alloy wires disposed in the thermoplastic resin such that the plurality of metal alloy wires are oriented substantially parallel to the generated alternating magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Noel T. Gerken, Robert James Miller, Jeffery L. Marcoe, John B. Moser, Aaron W. Bartel, Marc R. Matsen
  • Patent number: 9956718
    Abstract: A method of forming a structural tube may include urging a substantially flat thermoplastic sandwich sheet against a mandrel and heating the thermoplastic sandwich sheet to a temperature below a glass transition temperature. The method may further include allowing the thermoplastic sandwich sheet to cool and removing the mandrel, thereby forming a tube portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Aaron W. Bartel, John B. Moser
  • Publication number: 20180065314
    Abstract: A radius filler includes a plurality of fibers encapsulated in resin and braided into a braided radius filler. The braided radius filler has a substantially triangular shape with concave radius filler side surfaces and a substantially planar radius filler base surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Angelo Rossi, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Marc R. Matsen, Aaron W. Bartel, Waeil M. Ashmawi, Sahrudine Apdalhaliem, Adriana Willempje Blom-Schieber, David Reusch
  • Patent number: 9827710
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a radius filler may include providing a plurality of fibers, braiding the plurality of fibers into a braided preform, shaping the braided preform into a braided radius filler, and cutting the braided radius filler to a desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Angelo Rossi, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Marc R. Matsen, Aaron W. Bartel
  • Publication number: 20170217560
    Abstract: A window frame assembly for an aircraft, includes a window frame of composite material, adapted for attachment in a window opening of an aircraft, having an outer flange with an exterior surface and an interior surface, a metal erosion shield attached to the exterior surface of the outer flange, and a polymer adapter ring, attached to the interior surface of the outer flange. The window frame has a substantially constant thickness, and the erosion shield has a substantially constant cross-sectional shape. The adapter ring has a sloped engagement surface configured for supporting a window pane assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: DAVID E. GIDEON, IAN E. SCHROEDER, KRISTIN L. HALL, KIN M. NG, MEGAN C. KINNEY, GREG M. REYNEKE, RANDALL D. WILKERSON, RICHARD R. ROSMAN, AARON W. BARTEL
  • Patent number: 9498915
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a reinforced thermoplastic composite part comprises moving a laminate of reinforcing fibers embedded in a thermoplastic matrix for sequential operations through a heating station and then a forming station. The heating station is used to soften the thermoplastic matrix in a portion of the laminate while the forming station is used to impart a geometry to a portion of the laminate whose thermoplastic matrix had just been softened. The softening and the forming are performed simultaneously on different portions of the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Aaron W. Bartel, David E. Gideon, Michael H. Larson
  • Publication number: 20160325494
    Abstract: One example of the present disclosure relates to a monolithic part including an exterior wall and a first cavity. The first cavity includes a first aperture in communication with the exterior wall and a first inner surface defining a first shape. The first Shape prevents extraction from the first cavity, via the first aperture, of a first virtual object having the first shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Brett I. Lyons, Aaron W. Bartel, Trevor E. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9452840
    Abstract: One example of the present disclosure relates to a monolithic part including an exterior wall and a first cavity. The first cavity includes a first aperture in communication with the exterior wall and a first inner surface defining a first shape. The first shape prevents extraction from the first cavity, via the first aperture, of a first virtual object having the first shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brett I. Lyons, Aaron W. Bartel, Trevor E. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9174393
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a thermoplastic composite tubular structure provides a mandrel of a soluble, expandable material. The method overbraids the mandrel with a continuous fiber thermoplastic composite material to form an overbraided mandrel. The method installs the overbraided mandrel into a matched tooling assembly. The method heats in a heating apparatus the matched tooling assembly with the installed overbraided mandrel at a specified heating profile in order to consolidate the thermoplastic composite material and form a thermoplastic composite tubular structure. The method cools the matched tooling assembly with the formed thermoplastic composite tubular structure at a specified cooling profile. The method removes the formed thermoplastic composite tubular structure from the matched tooling assembly. The method solubilizes the mandrel to permanently remove the mandrel from the formed thermoplastic composite tubular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Aaron W. Bartel, Brett I. Lyons, Jeffery L. Marcoe
  • Publication number: 20150291283
    Abstract: One example of the present disclosure relates to a monolithic part including an exterior wall and a first cavity. The first cavity includes a first aperture in communication with the exterior wall and a first inner surface defining a first shape. The first shape prevents extraction from the first cavity, via the first aperture, of a first virtual object having the first shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brett I. Lyons, Aaron W. Bartel, Trevor E. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20150217508
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a radius filler may include providing a plurality of fibers, braiding the plurality of fibers into a braided preform, shaping the braided preform into a braided radius filler, and cutting the braided radius filler to a desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Angelo Rossi, Waeil M. Ashmawi, Sahrudine Apdalhaliem, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Marc R. Matsen, Aaron W. Bartel, Adriana Willempje Blom, David Reusch