Patents by Inventor Justin Cottet

Justin Cottet 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: 20200198773
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure according to the present disclosure includes a strut assembly and a wheel assembly operatively coupled to the strut assembly. The strut assembly includes an upper tubular housing and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing such that the overall length of the strut assembly is transitioned between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration for stowage during flight. The wheel assembly includes a forward link pivotally coupled to the upper tubular housing and a truck beam that is pivotally coupled to the lower tubular housing such that translation of the lower tubular housing with respect to the upper tubular housing causes pivoting of the forward link and the truck beam with respect to one another, thereby tilting and/or raising a wheel of the wheel assembly with respect to the upper tubular housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet, Richard Kevin Johnson, George Sonnenburg
  • Patent number: 10669017
    Abstract: A strut assembly for an aircraft landing gear structure is transitioned between an extended configuration, corresponding to the aircraft being off the ground, and a retracted configuration, in which the strut assembly is shortened along its longitudinal axis with respect to the extended configuration, for stowage during flight. The strut assembly includes an upper bulkhead supported by an upper tubular housing, and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing. To transition the strut assembly to the retracted configuration, translation of the upper bulkhead with respect to the upper tubular housing mechanically causes translation of the lower tubular housing to a retracted position, such that the overall length of the strut assembly is reduced. The strut assembly may be an oleo strut assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet
  • Patent number: 10597146
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure includes a strut assembly and a wheel assembly operatively coupled to the strut assembly. The strut assembly includes an upper tubular housing and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing such that the overall length of the strut assembly is transitioned between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration for stowage during flight. The wheel assembly includes a forward link pivotally coupled to the upper tubular housing and a truck beam that is pivotally coupled to the lower tubular housing such that translation of the lower tubular housing with respect to the upper tubular housing causes pivoting of the forward link and the truck beam with respect to one another, thereby tilting and/or raising a wheel of the wheel assembly with respect to the upper tubular housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet, Richard Kevin Johnson, George Sonnenburg
  • Patent number: 10486798
    Abstract: A landing gear assembly for use with an aircraft includes a housing including a trunnion brace, a drag brace, and an aft brace that together define an opening through the housing. The landing gear assembly also includes a shrink link assembly coupled to the housing such that the shrink link assembly is accessible through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Justin Cottet, James Cusworth, George Sonnenburg
  • Publication number: 20180297694
    Abstract: A landing gear assembly for use with an aircraft includes a housing including a trunnion brace, a drag brace, and an aft brace that together define an opening through the housing. The landing gear assembly also includes a shrink link assembly coupled to the housing such that the shrink link assembly is accessible through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Justin Cottet, James Cusworth, George Sonnenburg
  • Publication number: 20180244371
    Abstract: A strut assembly for an aircraft landing gear structure according to the present disclosure is transitioned between an extended configuration, corresponding to the aircraft being off the ground, and a retracted configuration, in which the strut assembly is shortened along its longitudinal axis with respect to the extended configuration, for stowage during flight. The strut assembly includes an upper bulkhead supported by an upper tubular housing, and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing. To transition the strut assembly to the retracted configuration, translation of the upper bulkhead with respect to the upper tubular housing mechanically causes translation of the lower tubular housing to a retracted position, such that the overall length of the strut assembly is reduced. In some examples, the strut assembly is an oleo strut assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet
  • Publication number: 20180244372
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure according to the present disclosure includes a strut assembly and a wheel assembly operatively coupled to the strut assembly. The strut assembly includes an upper tubular housing and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing such that the overall length of the strut assembly is transitioned between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration for stowage during flight. The wheel assembly includes a forward link pivotally coupled to the upper tubular housing and a truck beam that is pivotally coupled to the lower tubular housing such that translation of the lower tubular housing with respect to the upper tubular housing causes pivoting of the forward link and the truck beam with respect to one another, thereby tilting and/or raising a wheel of the wheel assembly with respect to the upper tubular housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet, Richard Kevin Johnson, George Sonnenburg
  • Publication number: 20150069178
    Abstract: An aircraft comprises at least one wing comprising a trailing edge flap that is selectively moveable between a stowed position and an extended position. The aircraft also includes a fuselage comprising a first gear door on a side of the fuselage and a second gear door on a bottom of the fuselage. The first gear door is moveable in a gear door envelope between a closed position and an open position. The wing is coupled to the fuselage in a low-wing configuration. A landing gear assembly is coupled to the fuselage and is selectively moveable between a retracted position and a deployed position. The trailing edge flap may be extended simultaneously with, before, or after deployment of the landing gear assembly and opening of the first gear door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen T. Brown, Michael Lane Drake, Christopher R. Holtorf, Justin Cottet