Patents by Inventor Kevin B. VAN GAEVER

Kevin B. VAN GAEVER 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: 20220037551
    Abstract: A solar panel includes a front portion. The front portion includes an electrical insulation layer and a front face sheet layer coupled to the electrical insulation layer. The solar panel also includes a cell coupled to the front portion to produce a tile. The solar panel also includes a back portion coupled to the tile. The back portion includes a honeycomb core layer and a back face sheet layer coupled to the honeycomb core layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kevin B. Van Gaever, James P. Hanley, Christopher M. Fetzer
  • Patent number: 11189747
    Abstract: A method for producing a solar panel includes producing a tile. Producing the tile includes bonding an electrical insulation layer and a front face sheet layer together to produce a front portion of a substrate. Producing the tile also includes bonding the front portion of the substrate and a cell together. Producing the tile also includes bonding the front portion of the substrate and a wire together. The method also includes bonding a honeycomb core layer and a back face sheet layer to produce a back portion of the substrate. The method also includes bonding the tile and the back portion of the substrate together to produce the solar panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin B. Van Gaever, James P. Hanley, Christopher M. Fetzer
  • Publication number: 20210367089
    Abstract: A solar panel includes a substrate. The substrate includes a front portion and a back portion that are bonded together. The front portion includes an electrical insulation layer and a front face sheet layer that is bonded to the electrical insulation layer. The back portion includes a honeycomb core layer and a back face sheet layer that is bonded to the honeycomb core layer. A channel is defined in the honeycomb core layer. The solar panel also includes a first wire that is positioned at least partially in the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Kevin B. VAN GAEVER
  • Publication number: 20210367093
    Abstract: A method for producing a solar panel includes producing a tile. Producing the tile includes bonding an electrical insulation layer and a front face sheet layer together to produce a front portion of a substrate. Producing the tile also includes bonding the front portion of the substrate and a cell together. Producing the tile also includes bonding the front portion of the substrate and a wire together. The method also includes bonding a honeycomb core layer and a back face sheet layer to produce a back portion of the substrate. The method also includes bonding the tile and the back portion of the substrate together to produce the solar panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kevin B. Van Gaever, James P. Hanley, Christopher M. Fetzer