Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. Brady

Kenneth A. Brady 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).

  • Patent number: 10571390
    Abstract: A method of detecting local material changes in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected to form data. The data is processed to identify a local frequency value for the composite structure. The local frequency value is used to determine if local material changes are present in the number of composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William P. Motzer, Gary Ernest Georgeson, Jill Paisley Bingham, Steven Kenneth Brady, Alan F. Stewart, James C. Kennedy, Ivan Pelivanov, Matthew O'Donnell, Jeffrey Reyner Kollgaard
  • Patent number: 10345267
    Abstract: A method of detecting material changes in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected to form data. The data comprises a number of ultrasonic A-scans. The data is processed to identify a plurality of frequency measurements for each of the number of ultrasonic A-scans. A frequency image is displayed using the plurality of frequency measurements. The material changes are represented in the frequency image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Matthew O'Donnell, Ivan Pelivanov, Steven Kenneth Brady, Gary Ernest Georgeson, Jeffrey Reyner Kollgaard, William P. Motzer, Clarence Lavere Gordon, III, Jill Paisley Bingham, Alan F. Stewart, James C. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10309893
    Abstract: A method of detecting inconsistencies in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by a surface of the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected over a duration of time to form data. The data comprises an ultrasonic A-scan spectrum. The data is processed to identify a structure signal in a frequency domain of the ultrasonic A-scan spectrum. The structure signal of the ultrasonic A-scan spectrum is compared to a structure signal of a composite structure standard to determine whether the inconsistencies are present in the number of composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gary Ernest Georgeson, William P. Motzer, Jill Paisley Bingham, Alan F. Stewart, Steven Kenneth Brady, James C. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10126273
    Abstract: A method of detecting inconsistencies in a structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the structure. A plurality of types of ultrasonic signals is formed in the structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by the structure. The plurality of types of ultrasonic signals is detected to form data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ivan Pelivanov, William P. Motzer, Matthew O'Donnell, Steven Kenneth Brady, Gary Ernest Georgeson, Jeffrey Reyner Kollgaard, Clarence Lavere Gordon, III, Jill Paisley Bingham, Alan F. Stewart, James C. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10119939
    Abstract: A vehicle examination system includes an axle inspection system that is configured to inspect an axle of a vehicle. The axle inspection system includes an ultrasound scanning assembly, and an axle coupler that retains the ultrasound scanning assembly. The axle coupler is configured to moveably secure the ultrasound scanning assembly to the axle. An axle inspection control unit is in communication with the ultrasound scanning assembly. The axle inspection control unit is configured to control the ultrasound scanning assembly to ultrasonically scan the axle for anomalies as the vehicle moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Barry A. Fetzer, Gary E. Georgeson, Morteza Safai, Jeffrey G. Thompson, Steven Kenneth Brady, John R. Hull
  • Patent number: 9856290
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides glycosylated oligopeptides having the sequence Palmitoyl-X1-Lys-X2-X3-Lys-X4-OH, where: X1 is: absent, Ser having a glycosylated side chain, or Asn having a glycosylated side chain; X2 is: Thr, Thr having a glycosylated side chain, Asn having a glycosylated side chain, or Ser having a glycosylated side chain; X3 is: Thr, or Thr having a glycosylated side chain; X4 is: Ser, or Ser having a glycosylated side chain. At least one of X1, X2, X3 and X4 is an amino acid having a glycosylated side chain. Each glycosylated side chain is, independently, glycosylated with a carbohydrate selected from the group consisting of: glucose, N-acetyl-glucosamine, galactose, N-acetyl-galactosamine, mannose, maltose, lactose, rhamnose, cellobiose, xylose, and fucose. Each hydroxyl group on the carbohydrate is, independently, OH or acetylated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sussex Research Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Brady Clark, Remmick So, Vanja Vukic
  • Publication number: 20170336367
    Abstract: A vehicle examination system includes an axle inspection system that is configured to inspect an axle of a vehicle. The axle inspection system includes an ultrasound scanning assembly, and an axle coupler that retains the ultrasound scanning assembly. The axle coupler is configured to moveably secure the ultrasound scanning assembly to the axle. An axle inspection control unit is in communication with the ultrasound scanning assembly. The axle inspection control unit is configured to control the ultrasound scanning assembly to ultrasonically scan the axle for anomalies as the vehicle moves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Barry A. Fetzer, Gary E. Georgeson, Morteza Safai, Jeffrey G. Thompson, Steven Kenneth Brady, John R. Hull
  • Publication number: 20170248551
    Abstract: A method of detecting inconsistencies in a structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the structure. A plurality of types of ultrasonic signals is formed in the structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by the structure. The plurality of types of ultrasonic signals is detected to form data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Ivan Pelivanov, William P. Motzer, Matthew O'Donnell, Steven Kenneth Brady, Gary Ernest Georgeson, Jeffrey Reyner Kollgaard, Clarence Lavere Gordon, III, Jill Paisley Bingham, Alan F. Stewart, James C. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20170176321
    Abstract: A method of detecting inconsistencies in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by a surface of the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected over a duration of time to form data. The data comprises an ultrasonic A-scan spectrum. The data is processed to identify a structure signal in a frequency domain of the ultrasonic A-scan spectrum. The structure signal of the ultrasonic A-scan spectrum is compared to a structure signal of a composite structure standard to determine whether the inconsistencies are present in the number of composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Gary Ernest Georgeson, William P. Motzer, Jill Paisley Bingham, Alan F. Stewart, Steven Kenneth Brady, James C. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20170176393
    Abstract: A method of detecting material changes in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected to form data. The data comprises a number of ultrasonic A-scans. The data is processed to identify a plurality of frequency measurements for each of the number of ultrasonic A-scans. A frequency image is displayed using the plurality of frequency measurements. The material changes are represented in the frequency image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew O'Donnell, Ivan Pelivanov, Steven Kenneth Brady, Gary Ernest Georgeson, Jeffrey Reyner Kollgaard, William P. Motzer, Clarence Lavere Gordon, III, Jill Paisley Bingham, Alan F. Stewart, James C. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20170176322
    Abstract: A method of detecting local material changes in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected to form data. The data is processed to identify a local frequency value for the composite structure. The local frequency value is used to determine if local material changes are present in the number of composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: William P. Motzer, Gary Ernest Georgeson, Jill Paisley Bingham, Steven Kenneth Brady, Alan F. Stewart, James C. Kennedy, Ivan Pelivanov, Matthew O'Donnell, Jeffrey Reyner Kollgaard
  • Publication number: 20160304561
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides glycosylated oligopeptides having the sequence Palmitoyl-X1-Lys-X2-X3-Lys-X4-OH, where: X1 is: absent, Ser having a glycosylated side chain, or Asn having a glycosylated side chain; X2 is: Thr, Thr having a glycosylated side chain, Asn having a glycosylated side chain, or Ser having a glycosylated side chain; X3 is: Thr, or Thr having a glycosylated side chain; X4 is: Ser, or Ser having a glycosylated side chain. At least one of X1, X2, X3 and X4 is an amino acid having a glycosylated side chain. Each glycosylated side chain is, independently, glycosylated with a carbohydrate selected from the group consisting of: glucose, N-acetyl-glucosamine, galactose, N-acetyl-galactosamine, mannose, maltose, lactose, rhamnose, cellobiose, xylose, and fucose. Each hydroxyl group on the carbohydrate is, independently, OH or acetylated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth Brady CLARK, Remmick SO, Vanja VUKIC
  • Patent number: 9404898
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inspecting a structure. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus comprises a laser system located outside of an area that includes a region of a structure to be inspected, a mobile platform located within the area to be inspected, and a projection system associated with the mobile platform. The laser system is configured to generate a laser beam. The projection system receives the laser beam and projects the laser beam onto a surface of the region of the structure. The laser beam causes a number of ultrasonic waves to form within the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary Ernest Georgeson, Alan Frank Stewart, William P. Motzer, Steven Kenneth Brady, Richard H. Bossi, Clarence Lavere Gordon, III
  • Patent number: 8856135
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving a plurality of emails. Each of the plurality of emails comprises message information and header information. The header information comprises subject information and one or more email addresses. The method further comprises generating filtered email data comprising email addresses by at least filtering message information and subject information from each of the plurality of emails. The method further comprises correlating sender information and recipient information in the filtered email data, the correlation based at least in part on the one or more email addresses. The method further comprises storing in memory one or more email addresses from the filtered email data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Tamer Rashad, Kenneth Brady, Kenny Keung Sing Lee, Jillian Moo-Young, Sapna Vyas
  • Patent number: 8770031
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for non-destructive testing. An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a non-destructive inspection system comprising a capacitive acoustic transducer and a control unit connected to the capacitive transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Steven Kenneth Brady
  • Patent number: 8635654
    Abstract: A wireless communication system for a vehicle includes a seat or overhead video display unit, a control and audio unit that is associated with and located remotely with respect to the video display unit, a first wireless transceiver associated with the video display unit, a second wireless transceiver associated with the control and audio unit, where the first and second wireless transceivers are linked together for communication. The video display unit receives audiovisual content and splits audio content for transmission to the control unit. The control unit can similarly transmit control and selection information to the video display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Paulo Correa, Kenneth A. Brady, Jr., Gary Vanyek, V. Ian McClelland, Arnaud Heydler, Harmon F. Law
  • Patent number: 8621527
    Abstract: An aircraft in-flight entertainment system includes a plurality of seat electronic units (SEUs) that are daisy chained through a packet data network (PDN) loop to a content server containing media content. The SEU includes a power supply, a communication switch, a processor, a communication interface, and a power control circuit. The power supply supplies power to the communication switch, the processor, and the communication interface. The communication switch selectively routes packets containing media content through the processor and the communication interface to the video display unit, or through a segment of the PDN loop to a downstream electronic unit. The power control circuit responds to the power supply supplying less than a threshold level of power by supplying power to the communication switch from the segment of the PDN loop connected to the upstream electronic unit and/or the downstream electronic unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Couleaud, Kenneth A. Brady, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130298173
    Abstract: An aircraft in-flight entertainment system includes a plurality of seat electronic units (SEUs) that are daisy chained through a packet data network (PDN) loop to a content server containing media content. The SEU includes a power supply, a communication switch, a processor, a communication interface, and a power control circuit. The power supply supplies power to the communication switch, the processor, and the communication interface. The communication switch selectively routes packets containing media content through the processor and the communication interface to the video display unit, or through a segment of the PDN loop to a downstream electronic unit. The power control circuit responds to the power supply supplying less than a threshold level of power by supplying power to the communication switch from the segment of the PDN loop connected to the upstream electronic unit and/or the downstream electronic unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Couleaud, Kenneth A. Brady, JR.
  • Patent number: 8458224
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving one or more search requests from one or more users, each search request comprising a request for relationship information that is determined using email data, and each search request including at least one of a first name, a last name, and a company name of a target individual. The method further comprises storing search information associated with the one or more search requests. The search infatuation comprises a plurality of fields including a user identification associated with each of the one or more users, a name of the one or more users, a type of search request received, a name of the target individual, an email address associated with the target individual, and a time at which the search request is received. The method may further comprise generating an audit report based at least in part on the stored search information, wherein the audit report comprises at least one of the plurality of fields. The method further comprises storing the audit report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Tamer Rashad, Kenneth Brady, Kenny Keung Sing Lee, Jillian Moo-Young, Sapna Vyas
  • Patent number: 8446154
    Abstract: A system for the measurement of degradation of electrical wire insulation quality is described. The system includes a clamping device for engaging the electrical wire to be tested for insulation degradation, the clamping device comprising a channel formed therein for placement of the electrical wire, a plurality of plates placed proximate the channel, the plates electrically connected to generate a capacitance and placed proximate the channel such that the wire insulation provides a portion of a dielectric for the generated capacitance, and a measurement device operatively attached to the plurality of plates such that the measurement device is configured to indicate an amount of degradation associated with the wire insulation based on at least one of the measured capacitance and dissipation factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven Kenneth Brady, Donald Duane Palmer, Jr., Selina Brownridge