Patents by Inventor Kelsea Cox

Kelsea Cox 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: 20210133767
    Abstract: Techniques for qualifying a candidate supplier are presented. Such techniques may include obtaining a part produced by a candidate supplier and measuring a quantifiable property in each of a plurality of samples to obtain an empirical data set. Such techniques may also include selecting, based on the empirical data set, and fitting to the empirical data set, an appropriate linear mixed model for the quantifiable property. Such techniques may further include computing an acceptance parameter from a mean and standard deviation obtained from the appropriate linear mixed model. The acceptance parameter may include a process capability index or a tolerance interval bound. Such techniques may further include determining that the candidate supplier qualifies based on comparing the acceptance parameter to a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kelsea Cox, Lindsay L.W. Jones, Robert M. Lawton, Emily O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10928801
    Abstract: Techniques for qualifying for use in an overall manufacturing process items produced by a bulk manufacturing process that has a plurality of batch effects are presented. The techniques can include obtaining a collection of items produced by a bulk manufacturing process that has a plurality of batch effects; measuring a quantifiable property of a sample of items from the collection of items; developing a linear mixed model for the quantifiable property based on the measuring; determining a statistical process control standard deviation for the collection of items based on the linear mixed model; computing a statistical process control parameter from the statistical process control standard deviation; determining that at least a portion of the collection of items conform to the statistical process control parameter; accepting at least a portion of the collection of items; and using at least a portion of the collection of items in the overall manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Lindsay L. W. Jones, Kelsea Cox, Robert M. Lawton
  • Publication number: 20200150619
    Abstract: Techniques for qualifying for use in an overall manufacturing process items produced by a bulk manufacturing process that has a plurality of batch effects are presented. The techniques can include obtaining a collection of items produced by a bulk manufacturing process that has a plurality of batch effects; measuring a quantifiable property of a sample of items from the collection of items; developing a linear mixed model for the quantifiable property based on the measuring; determining a statistical process control standard deviation for the collection of items based on the linear mixed model; computing a statistical process control parameter from the statistical process control standard deviation; determining that at least a portion of the collection of items conform to the statistical process control parameter; accepting at least a portion of the collection of items; and using at least a portion of the collection of items in the overall manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Lindsay L.W. Jones, Kelsea Cox, Robert M. Lawton
  • Patent number: 10628539
    Abstract: A computing system, method and computer program product dynamically manage Monte Carlo simulations. In a method, convergence criteria conditions are identified and a set of outcomes is generated following the repeated performance of one or more functions upon randomly sampled input parameter distributions. The method also determines whether the convergence criteria condition is satisfied based upon a plurality of samples. In an instance in which the convergence criteria condition is not satisfied, the method supplements the set of outcomes by repeatedly performing the one or more functions upon randomly sampled input parameter distributions. In an instance in which the convergence criteria condition is satisfied, the method determines whether the set of outcomes has been supplemented prior to satisfying the convergence criteria condition and, if the set of outcomes has not been supplemented, the size of the set of outcomes to be generated during a subsequent Monte Carlo simulation is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kelsea Cox, Lindsay L. Jones, Robert M. Lawton, Shelby E. Basham, Jordan S. Falk
  • Patent number: 10474764
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an optimum geographic location using a system of systems. A Design of Experiments is conducted for a particular system of systems architecture using a simulation engine based upon a predefined set of inputs, and Response Surface Models (RSMs) are generated based on the results. The RSMs are evaluated to determine candidate points to minimize or maximize the desired response(s). A candidate geographic location point is set, and one or more truth runs are performed for values in a set of defined second level values. The RSMs are updated based on such truth runs. The process of optimizing, performing a truth run and updating is repeated until the optimal value of the selected variable converges toward a global minimum or maximum, or a predetermined threshold number of iterations is exhausted. The optimum geographic location is designated as the final candidate geographic location point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Roger K. Bolton, Kelsea Cox, James M. Milstead, Joseph P. Simonis, Curtis A. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10445449
    Abstract: Systems, computer readable media, and method concern determining operational parameters of an inventory of components to be included in a battery. The method further includes determining an initial working solution for a battery design layout for the battery. The method also includes determining, based on the initial working solution, one or more possible solutions for the battery design layout utilizing a local search algorithm. The local search algorithm iteratively generates the one or more possible solutions from the initial working solution by swapping components from one or more components assigned to locations in the battery design layout with at least one of other components assigned to locations in the battery design layout and other components remaining in the inventory. The swapping of components is limited by a tabu list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kelsea Cox, Sharon Filipowski Arroyo
  • Patent number: 10318656
    Abstract: Systems, computer readable media, and method concern determining operational parameters of an inventory of components to be included in a battery. The components can include storage components and electrical components. The method includes generating a system of equations that describe suitable combinations of components in locations in a battery design layout for the battery, the system of equations being generated based at least partially on rules and constraints, and includes analyzing the system of equations using integer optimization. The integer optimization can optimizes, based at least partially on the operational parameters, one or more objective functions in the system of equations to determine at least one solution for the battery design layout, and the at least one solution can include a set of the components for the locations in the battery design layout for the battery. The method includes providing, via an interface, the at least one solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kelsea Cox, Laura S. Kang, David E. Hall, Vincent O. Dominguez, Dwaine K. Coates
  • Publication number: 20190121922
    Abstract: A computing system, method and computer program product dynamically manage Monte Carlo simulations. In a method, convergence criteria conditions are identified and a set of outcomes is generated following the repeated performance of one or more functions upon randomly sampled input parameter distributions. The method also determines whether the convergence criteria condition is satisfied based upon a plurality of samples. In an instance in which the convergence criteria condition is not satisfied, the method supplements the set of outcomes by repeatedly performing the one or more functions upon randomly sampled input parameter distributions. In an instance in which the convergence criteria condition is satisfied, the method determines whether the set of outcomes has been supplemented prior to satisfying the convergence criteria condition and, if the set of outcomes has not been supplemented, the size of the set of outcomes to be generated during a subsequent Monte Carlo simulation is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kelsea COX, Lindsay L. JONES, Robert M. LAWTON, Shelby E. BASHAM, Jordan S. FALK
  • Publication number: 20180341725
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for a rivet measurement system for non-destructive testing measurements comprising a first measurement apparatus, a second measurement apparatus and a rivet analyzer. The first measurement apparatus acquires non-destructive testing measurements for sample production grade rivets of a particular class installed in a production vehicle structure. The second measurement apparatus acquires destructive testing measurements for the sample production grade rivets of the particular class.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lawton, Kelsea Cox, Lindsay Leigh Waite Jones, Ivan V. Kwok
  • Publication number: 20180137229
    Abstract: Systems, computer readable media, and method concern determining operational parameters of an inventory of components to be included in a battery. The method further includes determining an initial working solution for a battery design layout for the battery. The method also includes determining, based on the initial working solution, one or more possible solutions for the battery design layout utilizing a local search algorithm. The local search algorithm iteratively generates the one or more possible solutions from the initial working solution by swapping components from one or more components assigned to locations in the battery design layout with at least one of other components assigned to locations in the battery design layout and other components remaining in the inventory. The swapping of components is limited by a tabu list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kelsea Cox, Sharon Filipowski Arroyo
  • Publication number: 20170308623
    Abstract: Systems, computer readable media, and method concern determining operational parameters of an inventory of components to be included in a battery. The components can include storage components and electrical components. The method includes generating a system of equations that describe suitable combinations of components in locations in a battery design layout for the battery, the system of equations being generated based at least partially on rules and constraints, and includes analyzing the system of equations using integer optimization. The integer optimization can optimizes, based at least partially on the operational parameters, one or more objective functions in the system of equations to determine at least one solution for the battery design layout, and the at least one solution can include a set of the components for the locations in the battery design layout for the battery. The method includes providing, via an interface, the at least one solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Kelsea Cox, Laura S. Kang, David E. Hall, Vincent O. Dominguez, Dwaine K. Coates