Patents by Inventor Richard Kevin Johnson

Richard Kevin Johnson 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: 20200198773
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure according to the present disclosure includes a strut assembly and a wheel assembly operatively coupled to the strut assembly. The strut assembly includes an upper tubular housing and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing such that the overall length of the strut assembly is transitioned between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration for stowage during flight. The wheel assembly includes a forward link pivotally coupled to the upper tubular housing and a truck beam that is pivotally coupled to the lower tubular housing such that translation of the lower tubular housing with respect to the upper tubular housing causes pivoting of the forward link and the truck beam with respect to one another, thereby tilting and/or raising a wheel of the wheel assembly with respect to the upper tubular housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet, Richard Kevin Johnson, George Sonnenburg
  • Patent number: 10597146
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure includes a strut assembly and a wheel assembly operatively coupled to the strut assembly. The strut assembly includes an upper tubular housing and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing such that the overall length of the strut assembly is transitioned between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration for stowage during flight. The wheel assembly includes a forward link pivotally coupled to the upper tubular housing and a truck beam that is pivotally coupled to the lower tubular housing such that translation of the lower tubular housing with respect to the upper tubular housing causes pivoting of the forward link and the truck beam with respect to one another, thereby tilting and/or raising a wheel of the wheel assembly with respect to the upper tubular housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet, Richard Kevin Johnson, George Sonnenburg
  • Publication number: 20180244372
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure according to the present disclosure includes a strut assembly and a wheel assembly operatively coupled to the strut assembly. The strut assembly includes an upper tubular housing and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing such that the overall length of the strut assembly is transitioned between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration for stowage during flight. The wheel assembly includes a forward link pivotally coupled to the upper tubular housing and a truck beam that is pivotally coupled to the lower tubular housing such that translation of the lower tubular housing with respect to the upper tubular housing causes pivoting of the forward link and the truck beam with respect to one another, thereby tilting and/or raising a wheel of the wheel assembly with respect to the upper tubular housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet, Richard Kevin Johnson, George Sonnenburg
  • Patent number: 9920859
    Abstract: Pass-through mounting assemblies include an outer sleeve, an inner sleeve, a bushing component, and a cap that are configured to be assembled onto a partition aperture in a partition to retain a tube as the tube passes through the partition. The outer sleeve is sized to fit into the partition aperture. The inner sleeve is sized to nest into the outer sleeve and includes a non-concentric inner rim. The bushing component defines a tube aperture configured to retain the tube and includes an outer rim sized to nest into the inner rim of the inner sleeve. The tube aperture is non-concentric with the outer rim of the bushing component. The cap includes an inner rim sized to nest over the outer rim of the inner sleeve. The tube aperture position may be adjusted by changing the relative angular position of the bushing component, the inner sleeve, and the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gregory Dale Perrigo, Richard Kevin Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160356403
    Abstract: Pass-through mounting assemblies include an outer sleeve, an inner sleeve, a bushing component, and a cap that are configured to be assembled onto a partition aperture in a partition to retain a tube as the tube passes through the partition. The outer sleeve is sized to fit into the partition aperture. The inner sleeve is sized to nest into the outer sleeve and includes a non-concentric inner rim. The bushing component defines a tube aperture configured to retain the tube and includes an outer rim sized to nest into the inner rim of the inner sleeve. The tube aperture is non-concentric with the outer rim of the bushing component. The cap includes an inner rim sized to nest over the outer rim of the inner sleeve. The tube aperture position may be adjusted by changing the relative angular position of the bushing component, the inner sleeve, and the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gregory Dale Perrigo, Richard Kevin Johnson