Patents by Inventor Perry T. Horst

Perry T. Horst 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: 20210291302
    Abstract: A forming system includes a femtosecond laser and a control unit that includes one or more processors operatively connected to the femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser is configured to emit laser pulses onto an inner surface of a face sheet of an acoustic inner barrel. The acoustic inner barrel includes an acoustic core comprising an array of hexagonal cells attached to an outer surface of the face sheet that is opposite the inner surface. The control unit is configured to control the femtosecond laser to laser drill a plurality of perforations in the face sheet via emitting laser pulses at pulse durations between about 100 femtoseconds and about 10,000 femtoseconds and at frequencies over 100,000 Hz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jake Adam Reeves, Mark Alan Negley, Eric Herrera, John Scott Bauman, Brandon L. Bertolucci, Perry T. Horst
  • Patent number: 11052490
    Abstract: A forming system includes a femtosecond laser and a control unit that includes one or more processors operatively connected to the femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser is configured to emit laser pulses onto an inner surface of a face sheet of an acoustic inner barrel. The acoustic inner barrel includes an acoustic core comprising an array of hexagonal cells attached to an outer surface of the face sheet that is opposite the inner surface. The control unit is configured to control the femtosecond laser to laser drill a plurality of perforations in the face sheet via emitting laser pulses at pulse durations between about 100 femtoseconds and about 10,000 femtoseconds and at frequencies over 100,000 Hz such that the perforations are formed without burning portions of the face sheet or the acoustic core surrounding the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jake Adam Reeves, Mark Alan Negley, Eric Herrera, John Scott Bauman, Brandon L. Bertolucci, Perry T. Horst
  • Patent number: 10744563
    Abstract: A system includes a chamber to receive a powdered material to be used to form an object. The system includes actuators coupled to the chamber. The actuators apply pressure waves to the powdered material in the chamber. The system also includes a controller to activate a plurality of the actuators in a sequence. Activation of the plurality of actuators in the sequence converges pressure waves on a particular volume of powdered material in the chamber to compress the particular volume and to transform at least a portion of the powdered material in the particular volume to solid material of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Perry T. Horst
  • Publication number: 20190329360
    Abstract: A forming system includes a femtosecond laser and a control unit that includes one or more processors operatively connected to the femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser is configured to emit laser pulses onto an inner surface of a face sheet of an acoustic inner barrel. The acoustic inner barrel includes an acoustic core comprising an array of hexagonal cells attached to an outer surface of the face sheet that is opposite the inner surface. The control unit is configured to control the femtosecond laser to laser drill a plurality of perforations in the face sheet via emitting laser pulses at pulse durations between about 100 femtoseconds and about 10,000 femtoseconds and at frequencies over 100,000 Hz such that the perforations are formed without burning portions of the face sheet or the acoustic core surrounding the perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jake Adam Reeves, Mark Alan Negley, Eric Herrera, John Scott Bauman, Brandon L. Bertolucci, Perry T. Horst
  • Publication number: 20180370152
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for heating a reinforcing layer of a composite material structure is disclosed. The heating apparatus includes a housing having a base and a housing body defining a housing interior space. A radiant heating assembly is disposed within the housing and configured to transfer radiant heat to the reinforcing layer. Additionally, a convection heating assembly is formed within the housing including at least one convection assembly gas passage. The heating apparatus further includes a convection assembly gas outlet coupled to the convection assembly gas passage and a convection assembly gas flows from the convection assembly gas outlet. The convection assembly gas flows along to heat the convection assembly gas. The heating apparatus further includes a redirection gas passage coupled to a redirection nozzle formed at a convection heat application point. A redirection gas flows from the redirection nozzle to direct the convection assembly gas towards the reinforcing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Perry T. Horst, Brice A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180104743
    Abstract: A system includes a chamber to receive a powdered material to be used to form an object. The system includes actuators coupled to the chamber. The actuators apply pressure waves to the powdered material in the chamber. The system also includes a controller to activate a plurality of the actuators in a sequence. Activation of the plurality of actuators in the sequence converges pressure waves on a particular volume of powdered material in the chamber to compress the particular volume and to transform at least a portion of the powdered material in the particular volume to solid material of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Perry T. Horst
  • Patent number: 9481158
    Abstract: A composite automation method and apparatus for the generation of short path course application of a composite lamina is realized by reconfiguring the functional mechanisms of the fiber placement head. Separating the fiber advance and retract functions, nesting the activation cylinders, and making use of push only activation results in a simplified, compact AFP delivery head. Uniform cutting is provided by a circular configuration fiber cutting blade, were at activation the blade both provides a progressive cutting force and rotates to providing a new cutting edge, and requires limited cutting edge guidance as all orientations cut equally well. The mechanism nested in functions and placed in close proximity to the compaction roller reduces the overall fiber course to the application point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Perry T Horst, Brice A Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150013892
    Abstract: A composite automation method and apparatus for the generation of short path course application of a composite lamina is realized by reconfiguring the functional mechanisms of the fiber placement head. Separating the fiber advance and retract functions, nesting the activation cylinders, and making use of push only activation results in a simplified, compact AFP delivery head. Uniform cutting is provided by a circular configuration fiber cutting blade, were at activation the blade both provides a progressive cutting force and rotates to providing a new cutting edge, and requires limited cutting edge guidance as all orientations cut equally well. The mechanism nested in functions and placed in close proximity to the compaction roller reduces the overall fiber course to the application point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Perry T. HORST, Brice A. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8038099
    Abstract: A bonded metal fuselage for aerospace vehicles includes a monocoque structure having an outer metal skin, metal tear straps bonded to the outer skin and metal stringers bonded to the outer skin and to the tear straps. The outer chords of fuselage frames are fastened directly to tear straps and to the skin, obviating the need for clips to fasten the frames to the stringers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Peter Z. Anast, Perry T. Horst
  • Publication number: 20090272846
    Abstract: A bonded metal fuselage for aerospace vehicles includes a monocoque structure having an outer metal skin, metal tear straps bonded to the outer skin and metal stringers bonded to the outer skin and to the tear straps. The outer chords of fuselage frames are fastened directly to tear straps and to the skin, obviating the need for clips to fasten the frames to the stringers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Z. Anast, Perry T. Horst