Patents by Inventor Kyle Jeffries

Kyle Jeffries 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: 20180297347
    Abstract: A void between two or more composite laminate parts is filled by a composite laminate filler that is laid up and integral with at least one of the parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Arthur Kisch, Kyle Jeffries
  • Patent number: 10040274
    Abstract: A void between two or more composite laminate parts is filled by a composite laminate filler that is laid up and integral with at least one of the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert Arthur Kisch, Kyle Jeffries
  • Publication number: 20150360440
    Abstract: A void between two or more composite laminate parts is filled by a composite laminate filler that is laid up and integral with at least one of the parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Arthur Kisch, Kyle Jeffries
  • Patent number: 8528618
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated method for removing backing film from tape during a fiber placement process. A passive (non-powered) take-up roller is used to wind up the backing film that has been separated from the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Kisch, Kyle Jeffries, Dustin Schmidt, Peter Vogeli
  • Patent number: 8256484
    Abstract: An end effector constructing composite members, in which a compaction roller and redirect rollers translate synchronously along the compaction axis. Additionally, the end effector includes an advantageous arrangement of spools and rollers that directs tow to the redirect rollers at substantially a right angle. Movement of the compaction roller along the compaction axis induces little, if any, changes in tow tension. The substantially constant tow tension advantageously reduces rewinding of the tow supply spools, which can degrade the quality of the lay up and contribute to despooling problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Kisch, Peter Vogeli, Kyle Jeffries, Russell DeVlieg
  • Publication number: 20120138232
    Abstract: An end effector, and methods for constructing composite members, in which a compaction roller and redirect rollers translate synchronously along the compaction axis. Additionally, the end effector includes an advantageous arrangement of spools and rollers that directs tow to the redirect rollers at substantially a right angle. Movement of the compaction roller along the compaction axis induces little, if any, changes in tow tension. The substantially constant tow tension advantageously reduces rewinding of the tow supply spools. which can degrade the quality of the lay up and contribute to despooling problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert A. Kisch, Peter Vogeli, Kyle Jeffries, Russell DeVlieg
  • Publication number: 20110315325
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated method for removing backing film from tape during a fiber placement process. A passive (non-powered) take-up roller is used to wind up the backing film that has been separated from the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert A. Kisch, Kyle Jeffries, Dustin Schmidt, Peter Vogeli
  • Patent number: 8012291
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and associated method for removing backing film from tape or tape during the fiber placement process. The present invention uses a passive (non-powered) take-up roller to wind up the backing film that has been separated from the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Kisch, Kyle Jeffries, Dustin Schmidt, Peter Vogeli
  • Patent number: 7785433
    Abstract: An end effector, and methods for constructing composite members, in which a compaction roller and redirect rollers translate synchronously along the compaction axis. Additionally, the end effector includes an advantageous arrangement of spools and rollers that directs tow to the redirect rollers at substantially a right angle. Movement of the compaction roller along the compaction axis induces little, if any, changes in tow tension. The substantially constant tow tension advantageously reduces rewinding of the tow supply spools, which can degrade the quality of the lay up and contribute to despooling problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Kisch, Peter Vogeli, Kyle Jeffries, Russell DeVlieg
  • Publication number: 20080295954
    Abstract: An end effector, and methods for constructing composite members, in which a compaction roller and redirect rollers translate synchronously along the compaction axis. Additionally, the end effector includes an advantageous arrangement of spools and rollers that directs tow to the redirect rollers at substantially a right angle. Movement of the compaction roller along the compaction axis induces little, if any, changes in tow tension. The substantially constant tow tension advantageously reduces rewinding of the tow supply spools, which can degrade the quality of the lay up and contribute to despooling problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Robert A. Kisch, Peter Vogeli, Kyle Jeffries, Russell DeVlieg
  • Publication number: 20080135174
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and associated method for removing backing film from tape or tape during the fiber placement process. The present invention uses a passive (non-powered) take-up roller to wind up the backing film that has been separated from the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Robert A. Kisch, Kyle Jeffries, Dustin Schmidt, Peter Vogeli