Patents by Inventor Darren Carl McIntosh

Darren Carl McIntosh 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: 20210356855
    Abstract: A system is provided. The system includes a translucent display positioned such that a first face is a display face and that a second face is a projection face and at least one projector configured to project an image on the second face of the translucent display. The image is displayed on the first face. The system also includes at least one sensor configured to transmit a signal when triggered and a projector controller in communication with the at least one projector and the at least one sensor. The projector controller is programmed to receive a signal from the at least one sensor and instruct the at least one projector to project at least one image on the translucent display in response to the signal from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20210360208
    Abstract: A system is provided. The system includes a translucent display positioned such that a first face is a display face and that a second face is a projection face and at least one projector configured to project an image on the second face of the translucent display. The image is displayed on the first face. The system also includes at least one sensor configured to transmit a signal when triggered and a projector controller in communication with the at least one projector and the at least one sensor. The projector controller is programmed to receive a signal from the at least one sensor and instruct the at least one projector to project at least one image on the translucent display in response to the signal from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 11178365
    Abstract: A system is provided. The system includes a translucent display positioned such that a first face is a display face and that a second face is a projection face and at least one projector configured to project an image on the second face of the translucent display. The image is displayed on the first face. The system also includes at least one sensor configured to transmit a signal when triggered and a projector controller in communication with the at least one projector and the at least one sensor. The projector controller is programmed to receive a signal from the at least one sensor and instruct the at least one projector to project at least one image on the translucent display in response to the signal from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20210282607
    Abstract: A lavatory includes a toilet, a wall proximate to the toilet, and a transfer member moveably secured to the wall. The transfer member is moveable between a stowed position away from the toilet, and a deployed position. At least a portion of the transfer member in the deployed position is supported by at least a portion of the toilet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10967974
    Abstract: A lavatory may include a vanity including a wash basin, and a handle assembly connected to a portion of the wash basin. The handle assembly provides an ergonomic shape that is configured to be grasped by an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10898035
    Abstract: Paper towel dispensers having projection systems, systems including such paper towel dispensers, and methods for operating such paper towel dispensers are disclosed. A paper towel dispenser having a projection system comprises a paper towel holder configured to securely retain a supply of paper towel during use of the paper towel dispenser, and a dispensing mechanism configured to cause a portion of paper towel to be dispensed out of the paper towel dispenser. The paper towel dispenser also includes a projector configured to emit a quantity of light that strikes the portion of paper towel to create a projected image on the portion of paper towel when the portion of paper towel is dispensed out of the paper towel dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10898036
    Abstract: Aircraft, aircraft paper towel dispensers, and methods for operating aircraft paper towel dispensers are disclosed. An aircraft paper towel dispenser includes a cabinet housing that defines an inner volume and a housing aperture that is configured to allow a portion of paper towel to be dispensed outside of the cabinet housing. The cabinet housing also includes a vanity cover configured to transition between an open state in which the inner volume is accessible, and a closed state in which the inner volume is not accessible. The aircraft paper towel dispenser comprises each of a paper towel holder within the inner volume and configured to secure a supply of paper towel, and a drive mechanism positioned within the inner volume and configured to cause the portion of the paper towel to be dispensed from the inner volume to a region outside of the cabinet housing via the housing aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20200298997
    Abstract: Display systems comprise a display structure having a display surface, and an optical projector that is positioned relative to the display structure and that is configured to project an image onto the display surface. Vehicles comprise a display system and vehicle structures, in which one vehicle structure comprises the display structure of the display system and another vehicle structure comprises the optical projector of the display system. Display methods comprise projecting an image onto a display surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20200219041
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for providing physical validation of for precluding improper installation and confirming appropriate installation of a consumable articles into a consumable article dispenser, and further monitoring the appropriate installation and consumption of a consumable article in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10691200
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses are disclosed for delivering, in an enclosed environment, subject-directed multi-sensory stimuli output or sequence(s) to a specific subject based upon recognition and identification of a specific subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20200129015
    Abstract: Aircraft, aircraft paper towel dispensers, and methods for operating aircraft paper towel dispensers are disclosed. An aircraft paper towel dispenser includes a cabinet housing that defines an inner volume and a housing aperture that is configured to allow a portion of paper towel to be dispensed outside of the cabinet housing. The cabinet housing also includes a vanity cover configured to transition between an open state in which the inner volume is accessible, and a closed state in which the inner volume is not accessible. The aircraft paper towel dispenser comprises each of a paper towel holder within the inner volume and configured to secure a supply of paper towel, and a drive mechanism positioned within the inner volume and configured to cause the portion of the paper towel to be dispensed from the inner volume to a region outside of the cabinet housing via the housing aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20200121137
    Abstract: Paper towel dispensers having projection systems, systems including such paper towel dispensers, and methods for operating such paper towel dispensers are disclosed. A paper towel dispenser having a projection system comprises a paper towel holder configured to securely retain a supply of paper towel during use of the paper towel dispenser, and a dispensing mechanism configured to cause a portion of paper towel to be dispensed out of the paper towel dispenser. The paper towel dispenser also includes a projector configured to emit a quantity of light that strikes the portion of paper towel to create a projected image on the portion of paper towel when the portion of paper towel is dispensed out of the paper towel dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10583925
    Abstract: An aft rest area assembly is positioned within an aft section of an internal cabin of an aircraft. The aft rest area assembly may include a lavatory section including at least one lavatory, a first galley station positioned on a first outboard side of the lavatory section, and a second galley station positioned on a second outboard side of the lavatory. The first outboard side is opposite from the second outboard side. The first galley station is separated from the second galley station by the lavatory section. The lavatory section may also include an egress flow director that forwardly extends into one or more egress paths of the internal cabin. The egress path(s) connect to at least one emergency exit door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10577110
    Abstract: A moisture wicking heat shrink sleeve for aircraft cabin moisture control incorporates a heat shrinkable tube of predetermined length receivable over a structural member. A moisture absorbing layer is adhered to a surface of the heat shrinkable tube with the heat shrinkable tube and adhered moisture absorbing layer configured for radial contraction from a first expanded condition to a second contracted condition upon application of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20200064905
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses are disclosed for delivering, in an enclosed environment, subject-directed multi-sensory stimuli output or sequence(s) to a specific subject based upon recognition and identification of a specific subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10501916
    Abstract: A drainage system for a galley of a vehicle includes a sink that is configured to receive a colored liquid. A liquid pigment remover is in fluid communication with the sink. The liquid pigment remover is configured to remove color from the liquid. A drain is in fluid communication with the liquid coloration. The drain is configured to pass the liquid overboard from the vehicle after the color is removed (or partially removed) from the liquid by the liquid pigment remover. The drainage system may also include a strainer that is configured to strain particulates from the liquid before the liquid passes overboard out of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10485388
    Abstract: Paper towel dispensers having backlit projection systems, systems including such paper towel dispensers, and methods for operating such paper towel dispensers are disclosed. A paper towel dispenser having backlit projection systems comprises a paper towel holder configured to securely retain a supply of paper towel during use of the paper towel dispenser, and a dispensing mechanism configured to cause a portion of paper towel to be dispensed out of the paper towel dispenser. The paper towel dispenser also includes a projector configured to emit a quantity of light that strikes the portion of paper towel to create a projected image on the portion of paper towel when the portion of paper towel is dispensed out of the paper towel dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10371313
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided. A load relief tie rod comprises a body, a rod, and at least one pin extending from and perpendicular to the rod. The body has a cavity extending longitudinally through a cylindrical section of the body and two obround slots in the cylindrical section. The rod is configured to extend longitudinally within the cavity. The at least one pin extends through the two obround slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10336455
    Abstract: A monument is configured to be positioned within an internal cabin of a vehicle. The monument includes a deployable portion. The deployable portion is configured to move from a non-deployed state into a deployed state when a force that meets or exceeds a predetermined threshold is exerted into the monument wall assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Darren Carl McIntosh, Jeff S. Siegmeth
  • Patent number: 10259586
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an interior cabin including a floor and a ceiling. A deployable seat assembly is moveably coupled to the ceiling. The deployable seat assembly is moveable between a stowed position in which at least a portion of the deployable seat assembly is stowed within a stowage space within the ceiling, and a deployed position in which the deployable seat assembly extends between the ceiling and the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh