Patents by Inventor Alexandra K. Dillon

Alexandra K. Dillon 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
  • Patent number: 10583611
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a compaction nip region, and a laser heating assembly including a laser that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a scan head defining a scan field, the scan field being aligned with the compaction nip region, wherein the scan head scans the beam within the scan field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon
  • Patent number: 10138627
    Abstract: A composite wall assembly edge joint, includes a first composite buildup pad secured to a first composite face sheet with the first composite buildup pad having a first tapered section with a first inclined surface which extends in a first direction and having a second section which extends from the first tapered section with a second surface which extends in a second direction, different from the first direction, toward a first end of the first composite face sheet. The assembly further includes a composite flute core member, having a tapered first portion secured to the first tapered section; a second portion secured to the first composite face sheet; and a third portion which extends in the second direction, away from the tapered first portion, toward the first end of the first composite face sheet secured to the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Douglas McCarville, Juan Carlos Guzman, Michael Leslie Hand, Jordan O. Birkland, Alexandra K. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20180290388
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a compaction nip region, and a laser heating assembly including a laser that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a scan head defining a scan field, the scan field being aligned with the compaction nip region, wherein the scan head scans the beam within the scan field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20180290402
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a fiber placement station at a first location, the fiber placement station including a tool and a fiber placement assembly configured to construct a reinforcement layup on the tool, the first fiber placement assembly including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a nip, a thermoplastic composite ply extending through the nip and a heating unit positioned to heat the thermoplastic composite ply proximate the nip, and a consolidation station at a consolidation location, the consolidation location being different from the first location, the consolidation station including a consolidation tool and a consolidation system configured to consolidate a reinforcement layup assembly that includes the reinforcement layup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Marc R. Matsen, Mark A. Negley, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Stephen G. Moore, Brice A. Johnson, Alexandra K. Dillon, Megan M. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20180230693
    Abstract: A composite wall assembly edge joint, includes a first composite buildup pad secured to a first composite face sheet with the first composite buildup pad having a first tapered section with a first inclined surface which extends in a first direction and having a second section which extends from the first tapered section with a second surface which extends in a second direction, different from the first direction, toward a first end of the first composite face sheet. The assembly further includes a composite flute core member, having a tapered first portion secured to the first tapered section; a second portion secured to the first composite face sheet; and a third portion which extends in the second direction, away from the tapered first portion, toward the first end of the first composite face sheet secured to the second section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Douglas McCarville, Juan Carlos Guzman, Michael Leslie Hand, Jordan O. Birkland, Alexandra K. Dillon
  • Patent number: 10016947
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a fiber placement station at a first location, the fiber placement station including a tool and a fiber placement assembly configured to construct a reinforcement layup on the tool, the first fiber placement assembly including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a nip, a thermoplastic composite ply extending through the nip and a heating unit positioned to heat the thermoplastic composite ply proximate the nip, and a consolidation station at a consolidation location, the consolidation location being different from the first location, the consolidation station including a consolidation tool and a consolidation system configured to consolidate a reinforcement layup assembly that includes the reinforcement layup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Marc R. Matsen, Mark A. Negley, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Stephen G. Moore, Brice A. Johnson, Alexandra K. Dillon, Megan M. Petersen
  • Patent number: 10016932
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a compaction nip region, and a laser heating assembly including a laser that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a scan head defining a scan field, the scan field being aligned with the compaction nip region, wherein the scan head scans the beam within the scan field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20160339647
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a fiber placement station at a first location, the fiber placement station including a tool and a fiber placement assembly configured to construct a reinforcement layup on the tool, the first fiber placement assembly including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a nip, a thermoplastic composite ply extending through the nip and a heating unit positioned to heat the thermoplastic composite ply proximate the nip, and a consolidation station at a consolidation location, the consolidation location being different from the first location, the consolidation station including a consolidation tool and a consolidation system configured to consolidate a reinforcement layup assembly that includes the reinforcement layup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Marc R. Matsen, Mark A. Negley, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Stephen G. Moore, Brice A. Johnson, Alexandra K. Dillon, Megan M. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20160332363
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a compaction nip region, and a laser heating assembly including a laser that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a scan head defining a scan field, the scan field being aligned with the compaction nip region, wherein the scan head scans the beam within the scan field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon
  • 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