Patents by Inventor Alan G. Burg

Alan G. Burg 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).

  • Publication number: 20200215790
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller including a reflective layer that includes a reflective material dispersed in a polymeric material, and a light source positioned to project a beam of electromagnetic radiation proximate the compaction roller, the beam having a wavelength, wherein the reflective material has a reflectance of at least 80 percent at the wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon, Alan G. Burg, Megan M. Petersen
  • Patent number: 10632717
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller including a reflective layer that includes a reflective material dispersed in a polymeric material, and a light source positioned to project a beam of electromagnetic radiation proximate the compaction roller, the beam having a wavelength, wherein the reflective material has a reflectance of at least 80 percent at the wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon, Alan G. Burg, Megan M. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20190030764
    Abstract: Multilayer riblet applique and methods of producing the same are described herein. One disclosed example method includes applying a first high elongation polymer material to a web tool, where the web tool is to be provided from a first roll, and heating, via a first heating process, the first high elongation polymer material. The disclosed example method also includes applying a second high elongation polymer material to the first high elongation polymer material, and heating, via a second heating process, the second high elongation polymer material. The disclosed example method also includes applying, via a laminating roller, a support layer to the second high elongation polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Diane C. Rawlings, Bruce K. Keough, Larry K. Olli, Alan G. Burg, James M. Kestner, George Michael Granger, James Charles McGarvey
  • Patent number: 10105877
    Abstract: Multilayer riblet applique and methods of producing the same are described herein. One disclosed example method includes applying a first high elongation polymer material to a web tool, where the web tool is to be provided from a first roll, and heating, via a first heating process, the first high elongation polymer material. The disclosed example method also includes applying a second high elongation polymer material to the first high elongation polymer material, and heating, via a second heating process, the second high elongation polymer material. The disclosed example method also includes applying, via a laminating roller, a support layer to the second high elongation polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Diane C. Rawlings, Bruce K. Keough, Larry K. Olli, Alan G. Burg, James M. Kestner, George Michael Granger, James Charles McGarvey
  • Patent number: 10085605
    Abstract: A vacuum attachment comprises a base having an upper face and a lower face, and an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface defines a first flow passage between the upper face and the lower face. The lower face provides a smooth contact surface. A single orifice extends through the base from the outer surface to the inner surface. The orifice is spaced apart from the lower face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ryan C. Lucas, Daniel J. Perron, Alan G. Burg, Jeffrey H. Olberg
  • Publication number: 20180009136
    Abstract: Multilayer riblet applique and methods of producing the same are described herein. One disclosed example method includes applying a first high elongation polymer material to a web tool, where the web tool is to be provided from a first roll, and heating, via a first heating process, the first high elongation polymer material. The disclosed example method also includes applying a second high elongation polymer material to the first high elongation polymer material, and heating, via a second heating process, the second high elongation polymer material. The disclosed example method also includes applying, via a laminating roller, a support layer to the second high elongation polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Diane C. Rawlings, Bruce K. Keough, Larry K. Olli, Alan G. Burg, James M. Kestner, George Michael Granger, James Charles McGarvey
  • Patent number: 9751618
    Abstract: Aerodynamic microstructures having sub-microstructure are disclosed herein. One disclosed example apparatus includes an aerodynamic microstructure defining an external surface of a vehicle, and a pattern of sub-microstructures superimposed on the microstructure to convey a representation of an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Diane C. Rawlings, Timothy Leroy Williams, James C. McGarvey, James M. Kestner, Alan G. Burg
  • Publication number: 20160332434
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller including a reflective layer that includes a reflective material dispersed in a polymeric material, and a light source positioned to project a beam of electromagnetic radiation proximate the compaction roller, the beam having a wavelength, wherein the reflective material has a reflectance of at least 80 percent at the wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon, Alan G. Burg, Megan M. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20160325823
    Abstract: Aerodynamic microstructures having sub-microstructure are disclosed herein. One disclosed example apparatus includes an aerodynamic microstructure defining an external surface of a vehicle, and a pattern of sub-microstructures superimposed on the microstructure to convey a representation of an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Diane C. Rawlings, Timothy Leroy Williams, James C. McGarvey, James M. Kestner, Alan G. Burg
  • Publication number: 20160302633
    Abstract: A vacuum attachment comprises a base having an upper face and a lower face, and an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface defines a first flow passage between the upper face and the lower face. The lower face provides a smooth contact surface. A single orifice extends through the base from the outer surface to the inner surface. The orifice is spaced apart from the lower face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ryan C. Lucas, Daniel J. Perron, Alan G. Burg, Jeffrey H. Olberg
  • Patent number: 9352533
    Abstract: An array of aerodynamic riblets incorporates a high elongation elastomeric layer having spaced tips and optionally a protective cladding. The elastomeric layer may be adhered to an aerodynamic surface directly or as an appliqué in combination with one or more of an adhesive layer, one or more supporting polymer layers and a metal foil layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Diane C. Rawlings, Alan G. Burg, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140174642
    Abstract: An array of aerodynamic riblets incorporates a high elongation elastomeric layer having spaced tips and optionally a protective cladding. The elastomeric layer may be adhered to an aerodynamic surface directly or as an appliqué in combination with one or more of an adhesive layer, one or more supporting polymer layers and a metal foil layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Diane C. Rawlings, Alan G. Burg
  • Publication number: 20100282909
    Abstract: An array of aerodynamic riblets incorporates a high elongation elastomeric layer having spaced tips and optionally a protective cladding. The elastomeric layer may be adhered to an aerodynamic surface directly or as an appliqué in combination with one or more of an adhesive layer, one or more supporting polymer layers and a metal foil layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Diane C. Rawlings, Alan G. Burg