Patents by Inventor John Scott Bauman

John Scott Bauman 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: 20210291302
    Abstract: A forming system includes a femtosecond laser and a control unit that includes one or more processors operatively connected to the femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser is configured to emit laser pulses onto an inner surface of a face sheet of an acoustic inner barrel. The acoustic inner barrel includes an acoustic core comprising an array of hexagonal cells attached to an outer surface of the face sheet that is opposite the inner surface. The control unit is configured to control the femtosecond laser to laser drill a plurality of perforations in the face sheet via emitting laser pulses at pulse durations between about 100 femtoseconds and about 10,000 femtoseconds and at frequencies over 100,000 Hz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jake Adam Reeves, Mark Alan Negley, Eric Herrera, John Scott Bauman, Brandon L. Bertolucci, Perry T. Horst
  • Patent number: 11052490
    Abstract: A forming system includes a femtosecond laser and a control unit that includes one or more processors operatively connected to the femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser is configured to emit laser pulses onto an inner surface of a face sheet of an acoustic inner barrel. The acoustic inner barrel includes an acoustic core comprising an array of hexagonal cells attached to an outer surface of the face sheet that is opposite the inner surface. The control unit is configured to control the femtosecond laser to laser drill a plurality of perforations in the face sheet via emitting laser pulses at pulse durations between about 100 femtoseconds and about 10,000 femtoseconds and at frequencies over 100,000 Hz such that the perforations are formed without burning portions of the face sheet or the acoustic core surrounding the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jake Adam Reeves, Mark Alan Negley, Eric Herrera, John Scott Bauman, Brandon L. Bertolucci, Perry T. Horst
  • Patent number: 10821695
    Abstract: A method and system for manufacturing a conical shaped acoustic structure. A sheet of acoustical material is cut to form individual pieces using a cutter system. Each individual piece in the individual pieces has a flat pattern for the conical shaped acoustic structure. An individual piece is positioned around a mandrel with a conical shape using an actuator system. Two edges of the individual piece are positioned for joining. The two edges of the individual piece positioned around the mandrel are joined to form the conical shaped acoustic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eric Herrera, John Scott Bauman, Peter James Oberst
  • Patent number: 10542363
    Abstract: A laser cuts overlapping ribbons of acoustic material into acoustic devices. An automatically controlled manipulator includes an end effector having groups of placement tools for simultaneously placing multiple acoustic devices in a cellular core. The placement tools include mandrels provided with vacuum pickups for picking up and holding the acoustic devices during transport to the core. A vision system aligns the placement tools with the cells of the core. The end effector includes a thermal radiation device for bonding the acoustic devices to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eric Herrera, Noel Timothy Gerken, John Scott Bauman
  • Publication number: 20190329360
    Abstract: A forming system includes a femtosecond laser and a control unit that includes one or more processors operatively connected to the femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser is configured to emit laser pulses onto an inner surface of a face sheet of an acoustic inner barrel. The acoustic inner barrel includes an acoustic core comprising an array of hexagonal cells attached to an outer surface of the face sheet that is opposite the inner surface. The control unit is configured to control the femtosecond laser to laser drill a plurality of perforations in the face sheet via emitting laser pulses at pulse durations between about 100 femtoseconds and about 10,000 femtoseconds and at frequencies over 100,000 Hz such that the perforations are formed without burning portions of the face sheet or the acoustic core surrounding the perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jake Adam Reeves, Mark Alan Negley, Eric Herrera, John Scott Bauman, Brandon L. Bertolucci, Perry T. Horst
  • Patent number: 10327084
    Abstract: A laser cuts overlapping ribbons of acoustic material into acoustic devices. An automatically controlled manipulator includes an end effector having groups of placement tools for simultaneously placing multiple acoustic devices in a cellular core. The placement tools include mandrels provided with vacuum pickups for picking up and holding the acoustic devices during transport to the core. A vision system aligns the placement tools with the cells of the core. The end effector includes a thermal radiation device for bonding the acoustic devices to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eric Herrera, Noel Timothy Gerken, John Scott Bauman
  • Publication number: 20190084261
    Abstract: A method and system for manufacturing a conical shaped acoustic structure. A sheet of acoustical material is cut to form individual pieces using a cutter system. Each individual piece in the individual pieces has a flat pattern for the conical shaped acoustic structure. An individual piece is positioned around a mandrel with a conical shape using an actuator system. Two edges of the individual piece are positioned for joining. The two edges of the individual piece positioned around the mandrel are joined to form the conical shaped acoustic structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Herrera, John Scott Bauman, Peter James Oberst
  • Publication number: 20170303059
    Abstract: A laser cuts overlapping ribbons of acoustic material into acoustic devices. An automatically controlled manipulator includes an end effector having groups of placement tools for simultaneously placing multiple acoustic devices in a cellular core. The placement tools include mandrels provided with vacuum pickups for picking up and holding the acoustic devices during transport to the core. A vision system aligns the placement tools with the cells of the core. The end effector includes a thermal radiation device for bonding the acoustic devices to the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Herrera, Noel Timothy Gerken, John Scott Bauman
  • Publication number: 20170303058
    Abstract: A laser cuts overlapping ribbons of acoustic material into acoustic devices. An automatically controlled manipulator includes an end effector having groups of placement tools for simultaneously placing multiple acoustic devices in a cellular core. The placement tools include mandrels provided with vacuum pickups for picking up and holding the acoustic devices during transport to the core. A vision system aligns the placement tools with the cells of the core. The end effector includes a thermal radiation device for bonding the acoustic devices to the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Herrera, Noel Timothy Gerken, John Scott Bauman
  • Patent number: 9693166
    Abstract: A laser cuts overlapping ribbons of acoustic material into acoustic devices. An automatically controlled manipulator includes an end effector having groups of placement tools for simultaneously placing multiple acoustic devices in a cellular core. The placement tools include mandrels provided with vacuum pickups for picking up and holding the acoustic devices during transport to the core. A vision system aligns the placement tools with the cells of the core. The end effector includes a thermal radiation device for bonding the acoustic devices to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Herrera, Noel Timothy Gerken, John Scott Bauman
  • Publication number: 20150373470
    Abstract: A laser cuts overlapping ribbons of acoustic material into acoustic devices. An automatically controlled manipulator includes an end effector having groups of placement tools for simultaneously placing multiple acoustic devices in a cellular core. The placement tools include mandrels provided with vacuum pickups for picking up and holding the acoustic devices during transport to the core. A vision system aligns the placement tools with the cells of the core. The end effector includes a thermal radiation device for bonding the acoustic devices to the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Herrera, Noel Timothy Gerken, John Scott Bauman
  • Patent number: 6906253
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solar tile and method for fabricating the same. The solar tile includes a flexible circuit having at least one electrically conductive path laminated between two insulating sheets. The flexible circuit includes a plurality of openings that are completely through the flexible circuit and define contact locations with the electrically conductive path. The solar tile also includes a plurality of coplanar photovoltaic solar cells that are secured to the flexible circuit so that the contacts are aligned with the openings in the flexible circuit. Further, the solar tile includes a plurality of electrically conductive solder connections located within the openings in the flexible circuit to electrically connect the solar cell contacts and the electrically conductive path. Additionally, in a preferred embodiment, the solar tile includes a single coverslide situated adjacent and covering the plurality of solar cells opposite the flexible circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Scott Bauman, Craig S. Flora
  • Publication number: 20020166580
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solar tile and method for fabricating the same. The solar tile includes a flexible circuit having at least one electrically conductive path laminated between two insulating sheets. The flexible circuit includes a plurality of openings that are completely through the flexible circuit and define contact locations with the electrically conductive path. The solar tile also includes a plurality of coplanar photovoltaic solar cells that are secured to the flexible circuit so that the contacts are aligned with the openings in the flexible circuit. Further, the solar tile includes a plurality of electrically conductive solder connections located within the openings in the flexible circuit to electrically connect the solar cell contacts and the electrically conductive path. Additionally, in a preferred embodiment, the solar tile includes a single coverslide situated adjacent and covering the plurality of solar cells opposite the flexible circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Scott Bauman, Craig S. Flora
  • Patent number: 6476314
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solar tile and method for fabricating the same. The solar tile includes a flexible circuit having at least one electrically conductive path laminated between two insulating sheets. The flexible circuit includes a plurality of openings that are completely through the flexible circuit and define contact locations with the electrically conductive path. The solar tile also includes a plurality of coplanar photovoltaic solar cells that are secured to the flexible circuit so that the contacts are aligned with the openings in the flexible circuit. Further, the solar tile includes a plurality of electrically conductive solder connections located within the openings in the flexible circuit to electrically connect the solar cell contacts and the electrically conductive path. Additionally, in a preferred embodiment, the solar tile includes a single coverslide situated adjacent and covering the plurality of solar cells opposite the flexible circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Scott Bauman, Craig S. Flora
  • Publication number: 20020134422
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solar tile and method for fabricating the same. The solar tile includes a flexible circuit having at least one electrically conductive path laminated between two insulating sheets. The flexible circuit includes a plurality of openings that are completely through the flexible circuit and define contact locations with the electrically conductive path. The solar tile also includes a plurality of coplanar photovoltaic solar cells that are secured to the flexible circuit so that the contacts are aligned with the openings in the flexible circuit. Further, the solar tile includes a plurality of electrically conductive solder connections located within the openings in the flexible circuit to electrically connect the solar cell contacts and the electrically conductive path. Additionally, in a preferred embodiment, the solar tile includes a single coverslide situated adjacent and covering the plurality of solar cells opposite the flexible circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Scott Bauman, Craig S. Flora